Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, ON A CHILD, by WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR



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First Line: Child of a day, thou knowest not
Last Line: Thou wilt not ever see her weep.
Variant Title(s): To A Dead Child
Subject(s): Death - Children; Mothers; Death - Babies


CHILD of a day, thou knowest not
The tears thar overflow thine urn,
The gushing eyes that read thy lot,
Nor, if thou knewest, couldst return.
And why the wish! the pure and blest
Watch like thy mother o'er thy sleep.
O peaceful night! O envied rest!
Thou wilt not ever see her weep.





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