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Dylan Thomas :
For Johnnie Crack and Flossie Snail Always used to say that stout and ale Was good for a baby in a milking pail.
[Dylan Thomas (1914-1953), Welsh poet. Under Milk Wood (l. 13-15). . . Favorite Poems Old and New. Helen Ferris, ed. (1957) Doubleday & Company.]
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Ralph Waldo Emerson :
Whither went the lovely hoyden? Disappeared in blessed wife; Servant to a wooden cradle, Living in a baby's life.
[Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Holidays," Poems (1847).]
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George MacDonald :
Where did you come from, Baby dear? Out of the everywhere into the here. Where did you get your eyes so blue? Out of the sky as I came through.
[George MacDonald (1824-1905), Scottish poet. At the Back of the North Wind (l. 1-4). . . Oxford Book of Children's Verse, The. Iona Opie and Peter Opie, eds. (1973) Oxford University Press.]
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Sylvia Plath :
You are the one Solid the spaces lean on, envious. You are the baby in the barn.
[Sylvia Plath (1932-1963), U.S. poet. Nick and the Candlestick (l. 37-39). . . The Collected Poems [Sylvia Plath]. Ted Hughes, ed. (1981) HarperCollins.]
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Charles Lamb :
A flow'ret crushed in the bud, A nameless piece of Babyhood, Was in her cradle-coffin lying; Extinct, with scarce the sense of dying:
[Charles Lamb (1775-1834), British poet. On an Infant Dying as Soon as Born (l. 3-6). . . Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1918. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. (New ed., rev. and enl., 1939) Oxford University Press.]
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Anne Ridler :
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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Phyllis McGinley :
A lady is smarter than a gentleman, maybe, She can sew a fine seam, she can have a baby, She can use her intuition instead of her brain, But she can't fold a paper in a crowded train.
[Phyllis McGinley (1905-1978), U.S. poet, author. Trial and Error.]
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Sylvia Plath :
I would say it was the coffin of a midget Or a square baby Were there not such a din in it.
[Sylvia Plath (1932-1963), U.S. poet. The Arrival of the Bee Box (l. 3-5). . . The Collected Poems [Sylvia Plath]. Ted Hughes, ed. (1981) HarperCollins.]
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Philip Larkin :
Are you jealous of her? Will you refuse to come till I have sent Her terribly away, importantly live Part invalid, part baby, and part saint?
[Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Waiting for breakfast, while she brushed her hair."]
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Robert Frost :
"A baby's crying! Frantic it sounds, though muffled and far off. Its mother wouldn't let it cry like that, Not if she's there."
[Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Snow."]
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