Elizabeth Akers Allen

(1832-1911 / the United States)

Elizabeth Akers Allen Poems

1. At Last 9/6/2010
2. Bringing Our Sheaves With Us 9/26/2012
3. In A Garret 9/6/2010
4. Left Behind 9/6/2010
5. Little Feet 9/6/2010
6. Lost Light 9/6/2010
7. Morning Glories 9/26/2012
8. Rock Me To Sleep 9/6/2010
9. Sea-Birds 9/6/2010
10. Snow 9/6/2010
11. The Last Landlord 9/6/2010
12. Truth And Beauty 9/6/2010
13. Until Death 9/6/2010
14. Witch Hazel 9/26/2012

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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...

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