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Poem by Alice Meynell


Cradle-Song at Twilight


THE child not yet is lulled to rest.
    Too young a nurse, the slender Night 
So laxly holds him to her breast
    That throbs with flight.

He plays with her, and will not sleep.
    For other playfellows she sighs; 
An unmaternal fondness keep
    Her alien eyes.



Alice Meynell


Alice Meynell's other poems:
  1. In Early Spring
  2. To the Beloved
  3. Soeur Monique
  4. The Visiting Sea
  5. After a Parting


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