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SONGS FOR CHILDHOOD.
TWILIGHT. Henry Wadswortu Longfellow.
The twilight is sad and cloudy, The wind blows wild and free,
And like the wings of sea-birds Flash the white-caps of the sea.
Now rising to the ceiling,
Now bowing and bending low.
What tale do the roaring ocean
And the night-wind bleak and wild,
As they beat at the crazy casement, Tell to that little child ?
And why do the roaring ocean
And the night-wind wild and bleak, As they beat at the heart of the mother, Drive the color from her cheek?
But in the fisherman's cottage There shines a ruddier light,
And a little face at the window Peers out into the night.
Close, close it is pressed to the window,
As if those childish eyes Were looking into the darkness,
To see some form arise.
And a woman's waving shadow Is passing to and fro,
WEIGHING THE BABY.
How many pounds does the baby weigh´┐Ż Baby, who came but a mouth ago?
How mauy pounds, from the crowning curl To the rosy point of the restless toe ?
Grandfather ties the kerchief knot, Tenderly guides the swinging weight.
And carefully over the glasses peers, To read the record, " Only eight!"







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