Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, FIRELIGHT, by KATHERINE MANSFIELD

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FIRELIGHT, by                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Playing in the fire and twilight together
Last Line: Flew away?
Alternate Author Name(s): Murry, John Middleton, Mrs.; Beauchamp, Kathleen

Playing in the fire and twilight together,
My little son and I,
Suddenly -- woefully -- I stoop to catch him.
"Try, mother, try!"

Old Nurse Silence lifts a silent finger:
"Hush! cease your play!"
What happened? What in that tiny moment
Flew away?

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