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Poem by Christopher Morley


The Young Mother


Of what concern are wars to her,
    Or treaties broken on the seas?
Or all the cruelties of men?
    She has her baby on her knees.

In blessed singleness of heart,
    What heed has she for nations' wrath?
She sings a little peaceful hymn
    As she prepares the baby's bath.

As in a dream, she hears the talk
    Of mine, torpedo, bomb and gunЧ
She shudders, but her thoughts are all
    Encradled with her little son. 



Christopher Morley


Christopher Morley's other poems:
  1. The Old Swimmer
  2. Two O'Clock
  3. Reading Aloud
  4. Our House
  5. The Moon-Sheep


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