Alice Meynell

(22 September 1847 - 27 November 1922 / London)

Maternity - Poem by Alice Meynell

One wept whose only child was dead,
New-born, ten years ago.
"Weep not; he is in bliss," they said.
She answered, "Even so,

"Ten years ago was born in pain
A child, not now forlorn.
But oh, ten years ago, in vain,
A mother, a mother was born."


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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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