poet Algernon Charles Swinburne

Algernon Charles Swinburne

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A Baby's Feet

A baby's feet, like sea shells pink,
Might tempt, should heaven see meet
An angel's lips to kiss, we think,
A baby's feet.

Like rose-hued sea flowers toward the heat
They stretch and spread and wink
Their ten soft buds that part and meet.

No flower bells that expand and shrink
Gleam half so heavenly sweet,
As shine on life's untrodden brink
A baby's feet.

Topic(s) of this poem: baby

Poem Submitted: Monday, February 16, 2015
Poem Edited: Monday, February 16, 2015

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  • Chuck Taylor (11/26/2019 5:34:00 PM)

    Sweet excellent poem, and I might be the only eyes of the universe to parse it.

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (8/19/2019 4:57:00 AM)

    An angel's lips to kiss, we think,
    A baby's feet. very fine meditation on baby's feet. tony

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