Rocking the cradle~

The Hand that Rocks the Cradle
Is the Hand the Rules the World ~

by William Ross Wallace ( 1819- 1881)

Blessings on the hand of women!
Angels guard its strength and grace,
In the palace, cottage, hovel,
Oh, no matter where the place;
Would never storms assailed it,
Rainbows ever gently curled;
For the hand that rocks the cradle
Is the hand that rules the world.

Infancy’s the tender fountain,
Power may with beauty flow,
Mother’s first to guide the streamlets,
From the souls unresting grow.
Grow on for the good or evil,
Sunshine streamed or evil hurled;
For the hand that rocks the cradle
Is the hand that rules the world.

Women, how divine your mission
Here upon our natal sod!
Keep, oh, keep the young heart open
Always to the breath of God !!
All true trophies of the ages,
Are from mother-love impearled;
For the hand that rocks the cradle
Is the hand that rules the world.

Blessings on the hand of women!
Father, sons, and daughters cry,
And the sacred song is mingled
With the worship in the sky,
Mingles where no tempest darkens,
Rainbows evermore are hurled;
For the hand that rocks the cradle
Is the hand that rules the world.

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Published in: on October 7, 2010 at 2:33 pm  Comments (3)  

3 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. Thank you for sharing that poem. I have never heard the whole poem before and it is has such wonderful words for mothers.

    • You are welcome ~

  2. I’ve never read the whole poem before.
    Just beautiful. 🙂

    ((Hugs))
    Laura


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