Saturday, May 10, 2008

"Two Temples"

Happy Mother's Day to my mom. Thank you for giving birth to me, raising me with such love and grace, and for taking such good care of your family- then and now. I love you!

the following is a poem from a book I love called Verses of Virtue (you can purchase it at

"Two Temples"

A Builder builded a temple,
He wrought it with grace and skill;
Pillars and groins and arches
All fashioned to work his will.
Men said, as they saw its beauty,
"It shall never know decay;
Great is thy skill, O Builder!
Thy fame shall endure for aye."

A Mother builded a temple
With loving and infinite care,
Planning each arch with patience,
Laying each stone with prayer.
None praised her unceasing efforts,
None knew of her wondrous plan,
For the temple the Mother builded
Was unseen by the eyes of man.

Gone is the Builder's temple,
Crumpled into the dust;
Low lies each stately pillar,
Food for consuming rust,
But the temple the Mother builded
Will last while ages roll,
For that beautiful unseen temple
Was a child's immortal soul.

by Hattie Vose Hall

1 comment:

Kate said...

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! Hope its full of peace, abundant blessings, and REST for you!