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A Baby's Death

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A little soul scarce fledged for earth
Takes wing with heaven again for goal
Even while we hailed as fresh from birth
A little soul.

Our thoughts ring sad as bells that toll,
Not knowing beyond this blind world's girth
What things are writ in heaven's full scroll.

Our fruitfulness is there but dearth,

And all things held in time's control
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Mark Jackson 12 September 2018

it was a very good poem

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Shah Imran 24 October 2017

I wish I could see that baby!

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Vinicius Bittencourt 28 December 2011

I cryed... too much. god B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L-!

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John Morrison 30 March 2007

In 1897, three verses of this beautiful poem, starting with the line 'The little eyes that never knew' were set for voice and piano by our great English composer Edward Elgar. The title given by Elgar was 'Roundel', and it was never published. Please contact me if you wish to see a copy of the manuscript. A copy of this has come into my possession as the result of a project, in this anniversary year, to record on CD all the songs of Elgar for male voice and piano. John Morrison johngrmorrison@hotmail.com

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