Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Johnstown Center / Rock County / Wisconsin
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Johnstown Center / Rock County / Wisconsin
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A Fisherman's Baby

Rating: 2.8

Oh hush, little baby, thy papa's at sea;
The big billows rock him as mamma rocks thee.
He hastes to his dear ones o'er billows of foam;
Then sleep, little darling, till papa comes home.
Sleep, little baby; hush, little baby;
Papa is coming, no longer to roam.


The shells and the pebbles, all day tossed about,
Are lulled into sleep by the tide ebbing out.

The tired shore slumbers, stretched out in the sand,
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Shaun Cronick 29 June 2020

Whenever a poem about a mother and child is displayed to read, this is the poem I use as a yardstick comparison. You want beauty and sheer elegance, then look no further.

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* Sunprincess * 19 March 2014

.......beautiful imagery...you could see the mother placing the baby down gently to sleep...

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