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For A Naughty Little Girl

Rating: 2.7
My sweet little girl should be cheerful and mild
She must not be fretful and cry!
Oh! why is this passion? remember, my child,
GOD sees you, who lives in the sky.

That dear little face, that I like so to kiss,
How alter'd and sad it appears!
Do you think I can love you so naughty as this,
Or kiss you, all wetted with tears?
Remember, though GOD is in Heaven, my love,
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Khairul Ahsan 13 November 2020
Such a beautiful poem, loved the last two stanzas particularly. The poem gets full marks from me,5 stars *****! Glad to see this poem selected as the 'Classic Poem of the Day' and congratulations to the poetess, posthumously.
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John S 13 November 2020
The meter seems to be one iambic foot (unstressed, stressed) followed by a Anapest trimester (unstressed, unstressed, stressed * 3) . I think, correct me if I’m wrong. I’m not Religious so I’m not particularly moved by the piety of the poem, but I admire someone who can write with that complex a meter.
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Kemal 13 November 2020
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Mahtab Bangalee 13 November 2020
We'll pray, then, that GOD may your passion forgive, And teach you from evil to fly; And then you'll be happy as long as you live, And happy whenever you die. //// die on the forgiveness of God/// superb poem penned
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Kiran Pillai 01 June 2018
I really like Ann Taylor poetry. Poetry from a mother to a little child. This is so beautiful.
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