A Lullaby Poem by Eugene Field

A Lullaby

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The stars are twinkling in the skies,
The earth is lost in slumbers deep;
So hush, my sweet, and close thine eyes,
And let me lull thy soul to sleep.
Compose thy dimpled hands to rest,
And like a little birdling lie
Secure within thy cozy nest
Upon my loving mother breast,
And slumber to my lullaby,
So hushaby--O hushaby.

The moon is singing to a star
The little song I sing to you;
The father sun has strayed afar,
As baby's sire is straying too.
And so the loving mother moon
Sings to the little star on high;
And as she sings, her gentle tune
Is borne to me, and thus I croon
For thee, my sweet, that lullaby
Of hushaby--O hushaby.

There is a little one asleep
That does not hear his mother's song;
But angel watchers--as I weep--
Surround his grave the night-tide long.
And as I sing, my sweet, to you,
Oh, would the lullaby I sing--
The same sweet lullaby he knew
While slumb'ring on this bosom too--
Were borne to him on angel's wing!
So hushaby--O hushaby.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Singer Guy 03 May 2015

This poem has been set to music by Ryan Murphy, associate conductor of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

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Trish 27 June 2018

3 poem of ambahan

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Deluke Muwanigwa 17 August 2020

This is so good i just wanna weep with plessure and suckle from this poets poetic bossom. Absolutely fantastic. I want to write like this

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Deluke Muwanigwa 17 August 2020

Oh ok. He is a he and long gone. Cant get him on the phone.

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Harley White 17 August 2020

A sad and beautiful poem from a poet I always enjoy...

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Godwin's 21 November 2021

I love your poem

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Mahtab Bangalee 17 August 2020

There is a little one asleep That does not hear his mother's song; But angel watchers- as I weep- Surround his grave the night-tide long. And as I sing, my sweet, to you, Oh, would the lullaby I sing- The same sweet lullaby he knew While slumb'ring on this bosom too- Were borne to him on angel's wing! So hushaby- O hushaby.......a beautiful Lullaby......delightful to read this lyrical poem.....

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Khairul Ahsan 17 August 2020

'The moon is singing to a star The little song I sing to you; The father sun has strayed afar, As baby's sire is straying too' - loved these lines! Poignant at the end!

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Deepak Kumar Pattanayak 17 August 2020

Very well crafted and very touching 10+++

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Susan Williams 17 August 2020

Part Three- -Oh, yes, every child should get to know The Duel! ! ! " The gingham dog and the calico cat Side by side on the table sat; 'T was half-past twelve, and (what do you think!) Nor one nor t' other had slept a wink! " .

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Eugene Field

Eugene Field

St Louis / Missouri / United States
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