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TO A WISE AND BEAUTIFUL BABY, by                    
First Line: He has eyes blue as / grape hyacinths
Last Line: When the brown earth is blossoming.
Subject(s): Babies; Infants


He has eyes blue as
Grape hyacinths
That come in spring
And grow within the wood's dark shade;
Glowing brightly as the wing
Of any blue jay ever made,

He has eyes blue as
Grape hyacinths.
His hair is gay as
Daffodils
That nod and dip
In April rain,
And when the sun comes
Out again
They seem to sing
With yellow joy.

His hair is gay as
Daffodils.
His mouth is solemn.
Sweetly so.
He listens when the black winds blow,
Wisely he nods
When in the room
Flickering Bright Fire licks the gloom.
He knows the mystery behind the fire.
And he loves the wind playing
With a larch tree for a lyre.

That's why
His mouth is solemn.
Sweetly so.

He lives within a strange
Bright world
Of orange balls and furry things.
Of elves and fairies with thin wings
Spun of the light
Of rain at night.

He lives within a strange
Bright world.

He is as lovely as the spring
When the brown earth is blossoming
I may not give him more than that,
Who has the magic gift of youth
Undimmed by fears or stinging ruth.
May youth go with him through the years.
So I may always of him sing;
He is as lovely as the spring
When the brown earth is blossoming.





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