Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, BABY'S RING, by PHOEBE CARY

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BABY'S RING, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Mother's quite distracted
Last Line: Ring and hand to keep.
Subject(s): Babies; Jewelry & Jewelers; Infants; Rings; Bracelets; Necklaces

MOTHER'S quite distracted,
Sister's in despair;
All the household is astir,
Searching everywhere.
Every nook must be explored,
Every corner scanned --
Baby's lost the tiny ring
From her little hand.

Surely never such a babe
Made a mother glad;
Never such a dainty hand
Any baby had!
Smallest ring was ever made
Off her finger slips;
She should have a fairy's ring
For such rosy tips.

When she comes to womanhood,
If she keeps so fair,
She will surely wear the ring
Maidens love to wear:
And lest she should lose it then,
(She'll be wise and deep)
She will give to somebody
Ring and hand to keep.

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