Treasure Island

Anne Barbara Ridler

(30 July 1912 – 15 October 2001 / Rugby, England)

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  • ''And when our baby stirs and struggles to be born
    It compels humility: what we began
    Is now its own.''
    Anne Ridler (b. 1912), British poet. For a Child Expected.
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For A Child Expected

Lovers whose lifted hands are candles in winter,
Whose gentle ways like streams in the easy summer,
Lying together
For secret setting of a child, love what they do,
Thinking they make that candle immortal, those streams
forever flow,
And yet do better than they know.

So the first flutter of a baby felt in the womb,

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