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Bliss Carman, et al., eds.  The World’s Best Poetry.
Volume I. Of Home: of Friendship.  1904.
Poems of Home: I. About Children
“My little Girl”
Samuel Minturn Peck (1854–1938)
MY little girl is nested
  Within her tiny bed,
With amber ringlets crested
  Around her dainty head;
She lies so calm and stilly,        5
  She breathes so soft and low,
She calls to mind a lily
  Half-hidden in the snow.
A weary little mortal
  Has gone to slumberland;        10
The Pixies at the portal
  Have caught her by the hand.
She dreams her broken dolly
  Will soon be mended there,
That looks so melancholy        15
  Upon the rocking-chair.
I kiss your wayward tresses,
  My drowsy little queen;
I know you have caresses
  From floating forms unseen.        20
O, Angels, let me keep her
  To kiss away my cares,
This darling little sleeper,
  Who has my love and prayers!

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