Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, A CRADLE SONG, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS



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First Line: The angels are stooping [or, bending]
Last Line: When you have grown.
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Children; Mothers; Childhood


The angels are stooping
Above your bed;
They weary of trooping
With the whimpering dead.

God's laughing in heaven
To see you so good;
The Shining Seven
Are gay with His mood.

I kiss you and kiss you,
My pigeon, my own;
Ah, how I shall miss you
When you have grown.





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