Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, A CRADLE SONG, by PADRAIC COLUM

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A CRADLE SONG, by                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O men from the fields!
Last Line: Her mantle of blue.
Subject(s): Christmas; Nativity, The

O men from the fields!
Come gently within.
Tread softly, softly,
O men coming in!

Mavourneen is going
From me and from you,
Where Mary will fold him
With mantle of blue!

From reek of the smoke
And cold of the floor,
And the peering of things
Across the half-door.

O men from the fields!
Soft, softly come thro'.
Mary puts round him
Her mantle of blue.

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