Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, A MOTHER'S SONG, by MARY FRANCES MARSHALL BUTTS

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First Line: Mother, crooning soft and low
Last Line: Dimpled arms and velvet cheek.
Subject(s): Mothers

MOTHER, crooning soft and low,
Let not all thy fancies go,
Like swift birds, to the blue skies
Of thy darling's happy eyes.

Count thy baby's curls for beads,
As a sweet saint intercedes;
But on some fair ringlet's gold
Let a tender prayer be told

For the mother, all alone,
Who for singing maketh moan,
Who doth ever vainly seek
Dimpled arms and velvet cheek.

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