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Margaret Widdemer

(1884-1978 / United States)

Poems of Margaret Widdemer

1. A Ballad of the Wise Men 4/19/2010
2. A Boy Of The Ghetto 4/19/2010
3. A Lost Comrade 4/19/2010
4. An Afternoon 4/19/2010
5. And If You Came— 4/19/2010
6. Certainties 4/19/2010
7. Changeling 4/19/2010
8. Denial 4/19/2010
9. Departure 4/19/2010
10. Discovery 4/19/2010
11. Dream Death 4/19/2010
12. Dream-House 4/19/2010
13. Embroidery 4/19/2010
14. Father Prayer 4/19/2010
15. Fulfilment 4/19/2010
16. Garden Dream 4/19/2010
17. Givers 4/19/2010
18. God’s Places 4/19/2010
19. Goodbye My Lover 4/19/2010
20. Greek Love Song 4/19/2010

A Ballad of the Wise Men

The Christ-Child lay in Bethlehem
And the Wise Men gave Him gold,
And Mary-Mother she hearkened them
As they prayed in the cattle-fold:
'Smile then, smile, little Prince of Earth,
Smile in Thy holy sleep,
Now Thou art come, for want and dearth
There shall be plenty and light and mirth
Through lands where the poor folk weep.'

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