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First Line: Where the golden, glowing
Last Line: Sleep, my sunalini, sleep!
Subject(s): Angels; Death - Children; Folk Songs - Indian; Heaven; Rest; Saints; Death - Babies; Paradise


WHERE the golden, glowing
Champak-buds are blowing,
By the swiftly-flowing streams,
Now, when day is dying,
There are fairies flying
Scattering a cloud of dreams.

Slumber-spirits winging
Thro' the forest singing,
Flutter hither bringing soon,
Baby-visions sheeny
For my Sunalini ...
Hush thee, O my pretty moon!

Sweet, the saints shall bless thee ...
Hush, mine arms caress thee,
Hush, my heart doth press thee, sleep,
Till the red dawn dances
Breaking thy soft trances,
Sleep, my Sunalini, sleep!





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