Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE WAY THE BABY SLEPT, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY



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THE WAY THE BABY SLEPT, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: This is the way the baby slept
Last Line: And this is the way the baby slept.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Babies; Sleep; Infants


THIS is the way the baby slept:
A mist of tresses backward thrown
By quavering sighs where kisses crept
With yearnings she had never known:
The little hands were closely kept
About a lily newly blown --
And God was with her. And we wept. --
And this is the way the baby slept.





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