Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, COMING AND GOING, by GRACE STEELE HYDE TRINE



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Classic and Contemporary Poetry

COMING AND GOING, by            
First Line: They stood rejoicing at his birth
Last Line: The tired old man smiled.
Subject(s): Birth; Death; Old Age; Child Birth; Midwifery; Dead, The


They stood rejoicing at his birth,
They opened doors of riches wide;
They offered him the best of earth...
The little baby cried.

They stood around his bed of death,
The old, the young, the new-born child;
They wept, as passed his parting breath...
The tired old man smiled.





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