What Are Some Mom and Daughter Poems?


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In an ode to her daughter Cleis, the Greek poet Sappho wrote, "A girl whose hair is yellower than torchlight should wear no headdress but fresh flowers." Otomo no Sakanoue, an eighth-century Japanese poet, wrote about a mother's love for her daughter, and also about the sorrow of separation.

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“A Newborn Girl at Passover” by Nan Cohen speaks of the mother’s elation when her daughter is born, and of the countless pleasures they are likely to share together as the girl grows up. Sylvia Plath wrote of her experiences as a mother in a poem called "Balloons," in which a daughter is compared to a balloon, just as cheerful and light.

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