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First Line: A little maiden, her doll to her
Last Line: Mother to mother means dear to dear.
Subject(s): Death; Earth; Fear; Kisses; Love; Mothers; Dead, The; World


A LITTLE maiden, her doll to her
Was love and daughter and comforter;
Her eyes, far better than speaking could,
Guessed and gossiped of motherhood. . . .

One day they put at her breast her boy,
And she knew the splendid mother-joy.
After the agony, then the bliss
Summed in that sacred, birthright kiss! . . .

Now, the old mother who broods us all
Folds her fast, and she heeds the call;
Earth to earth, but she knows no fear, --
Mother to mother means dear to dear.





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