Josephine Preston Peabody

(1874-1922 / United States)

Josephine Preston Peabody Poems

1. The Enchanted Sheepfold 1/4/2003
2. The Nightingale Unheard 1/4/2003
3. The Cloud 1/4/2003
4. Harvest Moon 4/22/2010
5. Envoi 1/4/2003
6. The Fir-Tree 4/22/2010
7. Men Have Wings At Last 4/22/2010
8. Myrrh-Bearers 4/22/2010
9. The House And The Road 1/4/2003
10. Spinning In April 4/22/2010
11. Cradle Song 1/4/2003

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Cradle Song

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Lord Gabriel, wilt thou not rejoice
When at last a little boy's
   Cheek lies heavy as a rose
   And his eyelids close?

Gabriel, when that hush may be,
This sweet hand all heedfully
   I'll undo for thee alone,
   From his mother's own.

Then the far blue highway paven
With the burning stars of heaven,
   He shall gladden with the sweet
   Hasting of his feet: --

Feet so brightly bare and cool,
Leaping, as from pool to pool; ...

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