Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, CRADLE SONG, by PAULINE FRANCES CAMP



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First Line: There's a baby moon rocking far up in the sky
Last Line: O hush thee, my little one sleeps!
Subject(s): Babies


There's a baby moon rocking far up in the sky,
And the night-wind is blowing a soft lullaby;
And down, away down, in a mossy-lined nest,
Are five little birdies 'neath mother's warm breast.
O hushaby, little one, sleep!

Enfolded in arms that a loving hold keep,
Another wee baby is rocking to sleep,
A soft golden head presses close to my heart.
And darkly fringed eyelids just drowsily part.
O hushaby, little one, sleep!

The tiny star candles are lighting the way
For birdies and elves that to Sleepy Town stray.
But my baby's stars are his mother's brown eyes,
That love-light his path as to dreamland he hies.
O hushaby, little one, sleep!

The silver moon-baby sinks low in the west,
The chirping is hushed in the little brown nest,
And, swinging and swaying, with eyes closing fast,
My little one crosses the border at last.
O hush thee, my little one sleeps!





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