The following poetry is a selection from the works of Swami Vivekananda and was written to Miss Alberta Sturges from Perrors Guirec, Brittany, France , on September 22, 1900.
The Mother’s heart, the hero’s will,
The softest flowers’ sweetest feel;
The charm and force that ever sway
The altar-fire’s flaming play;
The strength that leads, in love obeys;
Far-reaching dreams, and patient ways,
Eternal faith in Self, in all,
The light Divine in great, in small;
All these and more than I could see,
Today may “Mother” grant to thee!