Sunday, February 27, 2011

Mother's Song

I heard this poem while watching Disney Junior the other day and I thought it was so sweet I had to look it up so I could share it with you.
The intro is a few kids talking about poems (I love the little guy in the gray button up shirt), after that you will hear the poem read by Jenn Garner, so sweet!

Mother's Song a traditional Lullaby
video

Here are the words to the poem:

My heart is like a fountain true
that flows and flows with love to you
as chirps the lark unto the tree
so chirps my pretty babe to me 

There is not a rose wherever I seek
as comely as my baby's cheek
there's not a comb of honey bee
so full of sweets as babe to me

There's not a star that shines on high
is brighter than my baby's eye
There's not a boat upon the sea
can dance as baby does to me

No silk was ever spun so fine
as is the hair of baby mine
My baby smells more sweet to me
than smells in spring the elder tree

A little fish swims in the well
So in my heart does baby dwell
A little flower blows on the tree
My baby is the flower to me

Ten thousand parks where deer do run
Ten thousand roses in the sun
Ten thousand pearls beneath the sea
my babe more precious is to me.
I just love this poem, I can hear it over and over again, I now need to go hug my baby some more.

7 comments:

tdecamp said...

I know it's called Mother's Song but this Dad gets choked up every time I hear it. It is just beautiful. Thank you for getting the lyrics.

Jessica said...

It fills my heart with love and my eyes with a little tear each time I hear it also. Jennifer Garner was an excellent choice. Thank you for posting the lyrics.

danimcd said...

thank you for posting this. looked it up tonight as i write in my baby journal. i've kept a book for my son since the day i took the home test. he's 16mths now. and the book continues as i expect his sister early august. decided to fill some blank pages with songs and poems i love. and this is definitely one of them. and i heard it from disney channel too. lol..your's was the first link that came up for the title. thank you.

Betty_Treschitta said...

I love this poem too. I saw it on Disney Junior and almost started crying! Thanks for posting the lyrics. They are so beautiful!!!!

Michele said...

My sweet little angel watches Disney junior everyday until lunchtime so I hear this poem at least twice a week. I love it so much and I am so happy I could find accurate lyrics. Thanks for sharing :)

reshae.massey said...

I definitely cry when I hear this and I feel so crazy so I am glad there are other mushy people like me out there!

Stamp Girl said...

Thank you for posting this!!! I saw the same thing on Disney Junior and FELL IN LOVE with this poem! Had some trouble finding it until I came upon your post! I am printing this up and hanging it in my son's room! Such a touching poem!