First of all, the important stuff Happy Mother's Day. The Tang Dynasty in China was considered something of a cultural Golden Age. Poetry in particular was held in high esteem. Any literate person would take pride in composing a poem. No homecoming or leave taking; no event was considered too small to have a poem lovingly composed for it's commemoration. The best of poetry from that era was collected in a famous anthology entitled The 300 Tang Dynasty Poems. If here click here, you will find a complete online version. Below is a sample of the Tang Dynasty poets' handiwork from that anthology.
MOORING AT TWILIGHT IN YUYI DISTRICT
Furling my sail near the town of Huai,
I find for harbour a little cove
Where a sudden breeze whips up the waves.
The sun is growing dim now and sinks in the dusk.
People are coming home. The bright mountain-peak darkens.
Wildgeese fly down to an island of white weeds.
...At midnight I think of a northern city-gate,
And I hear a bell tolling between me and sleep.