Cradle Song Poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Cradle Song

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What does little birdie say
In her nest at peep of day?
Let me fly, says little birdie,
Mother, let me fly away.
Birdie, rest a little longer,
Till thy little wings are stronger.
So she rests a little longer,
Then she flies away.

What does little baby say,
In her bed at peep of day?
Baby says, like little birdie,
Let me rise and fly away.
Baby, sleep a little longer,
Till thy little limbs are stronger.
If she sleeps a little longer,
Baby too shall fly away.

Cradle Song
Moon Shadow 22 April 2016

This is beautiful. I just lost my son last week and I wonder if it's ok that I read this at the services planed for him?

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Sofia Kioroglou 21 September 2015

Really wonderful! I enjoyed reading it!

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Kerrie Smith 22 June 2015

Beautiful Poem. Really enjoyed reading it.

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Miranda Jane 08 January 2013

lovely :) im so glad i found him on this website! i discovered him through the movie vanity fair with reese witherspoon. she sang a song that is his poem now sleeps the crimson petal and i had to know who wrote it! it's on youtube if anyone wants to hear it :)

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