Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, A LULLABY, by CELIA LEIGHTON THAXTER



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First Line: Sleep, my darling, sleep!
Last Line: Sleep, then, darling, sleep!


Sleep, my darling, sleep!
Thunders the pitiless storm;
Fiercely at window and door
Wrestle the winds and roar:
Thy slumber is deep and warm.
Sleep, my darling, sleep!

Sleep, my baby, sleep!
Over thy beautiful head,
Lightly, softly, and close,
Sweeter than lily or rose,
Thy mother's kisses are shed.
Sleep, my baby, sleep!

Sleep, my darling, sleep!
Safe in these arms, my own,
Summer shall wrap thee round;
Never harsh touch or sound
Break through that charmed zone.
Sleep, then, darling, sleep!





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