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Isabella Valancy Crawford

(25 December 1850 – 12 February 1887 / Dublin, Ireland)

Poems of Isabella Valancy Crawford

1. A Battle 4/20/2010
2. A Harvest Song 4/20/2010
3. A Hungry Day 4/20/2010
4. A Perfect Strain 4/20/2010
5. An Interregnum 4/20/2010
6. Baby's Dreams 4/20/2010
7. Baby's Dreams (second version) 4/20/2010
8. Beside The Sea 4/20/2010
9. Between The Wind And Rain 4/20/2010
10. Bite Deep And Wide, O Axe, The Tree! 4/20/2010
11. Bouche-Mignonne 4/20/2010
12. Caesar's Wife 4/20/2010
13. Canada To England 4/20/2010
14. Curtius 4/20/2010
15. Farmer Downs Changes His Opinion Of Nature 4/20/2010
16. Gisli: The Chieftain 4/20/2010
17. His Mother 12/31/2002
18. His Sweetheart 12/31/2002
19. His Wife and Baby 12/31/2002
20. How Deacon Fry Bought A Duchess 4/20/2010

His Wife and Baby

In the lone place of the leaves,
Where they touch the hanging eaves,
There sprang a spray of joyous song that sounded sweet and sturdy;
And the baby in the bed
Raised the shining of his head,
And pulled the mother's lids apart to wake and watch the birdie.
She kissed lip-dimples sweet,
The red soles of his feet,
The waving palms that patted hers as wind-blown blossoms wander;

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