John Bannister Tabb

(1845-1909 / the United States)

Baby - Poem by John Bannister Tabb

Baby in her slumber smiling,
Doth a captive take:
Whispers Love, 'From dreams beguiling
May she never wake!'

When the lids, like mist retreating,
Flee the azure deep,
Wakes a newborn Joy, repeating,
'May she never sleep!'

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 1, 2010

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