To My Mother Essay

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Edgar Allan Poe (1809-18490 To my mother BECAUSE I feel that, in the heavens above, The angels, whispering to one another, Can find, among their burning terms of love, None so devotional as that of “Mother”, Therefore by that dear name I long have called you, You who are more than mother unto me, And fill my heart of hearts, where Death installed you, In setting my Virginia’s spirit free. My mother- my own mother, who died early, Was but the mother of myself; but you Are mother to the one I loved so dearly, And thus are dearer than the mother I knew By that infinity with which my wife Was dearer to my soul than its soul-life. Catre mama mea Pentru ca simt ca, sus in ceruri, Ingerii, soptindu-si unii altora, Nu pot gasi printre ideile lor arzatoare de iubire, Niciuna atat de evlavioasa ca cea de “Mama” Pentru aceasta te-am tot chemat pe acest drag nume Tu esti mai mult decat mama pentru mine Si-mi umple gandurile si trairile acolo unde moartea mi te-a instalat In eliberarea spiritului Virginiei mele Mama mea- propria mea mama care a murit devreme Mi-a fost mama, dar tu Esti mama celei pe care am iubit-o atat de mult Si astfel esti mai draga decat ce am cunoscut ca mama Prin acea infinitate prin care sotia mea A fost mai draga sufletului meu decat viata intreaga. “Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother's love is not.” -James Joyce “To my mother” by Edgar Allan Poe is a postmodernist poem dedicated to his lost mother at a first sight. It is a sad poem but it is full of love and respect. The title suggests the idea that the poem will be read by his mother, like it is a sort of a letter with his thoughts for her. The artist’s love for his mother is that deep that not even the angels could understand it, because in their “burning terms of love” there’s no such word as “mother” to

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