The Prettiest Thing I Ever Saw …

12 May

In honor of Mother’s Day this Sunday, here’s a poem that appeared in The Pansy magazine in 1866:


Mother’s Face

Three little boys talked together
….One sunny summer day,
And I leaned out of the window
….To hear what they had to say.

“The prettiest thing I ever saw,”
….One of the little boys said,
“Was a bird in grandpa’s garden,
….All black and white and red.”

“The prettiest thing I ever saw,”
….Said the second little lad,
“Was a pony at the circus;
….I wanted him awful bad.”

“I think,” said the third little fellow,
….With a grave and gentle grace,
“That the prettiest thing in all the world
….Is just my mother’s face.”

—Eben E. Rexford, in Good Cheer magazine, 1886



4 Responses to “The Prettiest Thing I Ever Saw …”

  1. Eileen Dowd May 12, 2017 at 6:33 am #

    Beautiful! I am now Nana of two small grandsons, and the poem was just precious!

  2. nightmare56 May 12, 2017 at 2:36 pm #

    Face! (not fact)

    • Isabella Alden May 13, 2017 at 5:30 am #

      How on earth did I manage to mess up the last word?!? My apologies, everyone. And thank you, nightmare56, for letting me know. I’ve corrected the post. —Jenny

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Writer Jenny Berlin

Faith, romance, and a place to belong

The Hall in the Grove

Author of Classic Christian Fiction

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