Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, IN THE NIGHT, by SAROJINI NAIDU

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First Line: Sleep, o my little ones, sleep
Last Line: Rich with the tears that we weep.
Subject(s): Death - Children; Grief; Sleep; Death - Babies; Sorrow; Sadness

SLEEP, O my little ones, sleep,
Safe till the daylight be breaking ...
We have long vigils to keep,
Harvests to sow while you sleep,
Fair for the hour of your waking,
Ripe for your sickles to reap.

Sleep, O my little ones, sleep,
Yours is the golden To-morrow,
Yours are the hands that will reap
Dreams that we sow while you sleep,
Fed with our hope and our sorrow,
Rich with the tears that we weep.

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