Elizabeth Akers Allen
Elizabeth Akers Allen Poems
|2.||Bringing Our Sheaves With Us||9/26/2012|
|3.||In A Garret||9/6/2010|
|8.||Rock Me To Sleep||9/6/2010|
|11.||The Last Landlord||9/6/2010|
|12.||Truth And Beauty||9/6/2010|
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Rock Me To Sleep
Backward, turn backward, O time, in your flight;
Make me a child again, just for tonight!
Mother, come back from that echoless shore;
Take me again in your heart as of yore --
Kiss from my forehead the furrows of care,
Smooth the few silver threads out of my hair,
Over my slumbers your loving watch keep --
Rock me to sleep, mother -- rock me to sleep!
Backward, turn backward, O tide of the years!
I am so weary of toil and of tears --
Toil without recompense, tears all in vain --
Take them and give me my childhood again!
I have grown weary of dust and...