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1911 photo of Yeats by George Charles Beresford
A Cradle Song
by William Butler Yeats
from The Rose (1893)

The angels are stooping
Above your bed;
They weary of trooping
With the whimpering dead.

God’s laughing in Heaven
To see you so good;
The Sailing Seven
Are gay with His mood.

I sigh that kiss you,
For I must own
That I shall miss you
When you have grown.

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