Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, RECOLLECTION, by CONRAD CHITTICK



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First Line: My mother used to seat me by her side
Last Line: "thumb in my fist, and -- ""sh-h my sleepy child."
Subject(s): Family Life; Relatives


My mother used to seat me by her side,
And contemplation giving way before
My furious search, would yield her hand and chide
Me thus: "Today, in beauty at the Door
Of God, turns to the world this last good-by,
And God slows down His time while They deplore
Grave doings of the earth's mad sons -- But my
Tremendous Mite has pushed them from the floor."

And I, delighted with those sober eyes
On me, would clutch the hand, and separate
The fingers one by one, and bounce the prize
Upon my head until the wide mouth smiled,
And I was caught up, laughing at the great
Thumb in my fist, and -- "Sh-h my sleepy child."





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