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;
  He twined her tresses silk
  Round his neck as white as milk­
'Now, baby, say what birdie sings upon his green spray yonder.'

  'He sings a plenty things­
  Just watch him wash his wings!
He says Papa will march to-day with drums home through the city.
  Here, birdie, here's my cup.
  You drink the milk all up;
I'll kiss you, birdie, now you're washed like baby clean and pretty.'

  She rose, she sought the skies
  With the twin joys of her eyes;
She sent the strong dove of her soul up through the dawning's glory;
  She kissed upon her hand
  The glowing golden band
That bound the fine scroll of her life and clasped her simple story.

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