Classic and Contemporary Poetry
THE WAY THE BABY CAME, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY Poet's Biography
First Line: O this is the way the baby came
Last Line: O this is the way the baby came!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Babies; Beauty; Birth; Infants; Child Birth; Midwifery
O THIS is the way the baby came:
Out of the night as comes the dawn
Out of the embers as the flame:
Out of the bud the blossom on
The apple-bough that blooms the same
As in glad summers dead and gone --
With a grace and beauty none could name --
O this is the way the baby came!
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