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A Child Asleep

Rating: 2.8
How he sleepeth! having drunken
Weary childhood's mandragore,
From his pretty eyes have sunken
Pleasures, to make room for more- -
Sleeping near the withered nosegay, which he pulled the day before.

Nosegays! leave them for the waking:
Throw them earthward where they grew.
Dim are such, beside the breaking
Amaranths he looks unto- -
Folded eyes see brighter colours than the open ever do.
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A.satish818600gmeil com 13 November 2017
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Brian Jani 02 May 2014
Nice poem I like it very much
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* Sunprincess * 29 April 2014
.........an amazing write....kind of hypnotizing...
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Gajanan Mishra 19 May 2013
Be blessed by his peace - and go in peace. good write.
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Max Corvus Tenebrus 28 February 2012
Even though I'm a pagan, this poem strongly reminds me of Jesus due to many alusions. It's wonderful really - dark and beautiful.
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Steven Fearnley 28 October 2009
This is the first time I have read this beautiful poem, but I do find it a bit sad that such contemplation should be accompanied by death.
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Hannah K. 13 May 2006
I love old poems, they have certain touches to them that make them just right and perfect. She was a great poet and if she were still alive today, she would have been worshiped. This is personally one of my favorites. R.I.P. Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
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