A Lullaby of Rest

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A Lullaby of Rest
written by William Henry Davies
From "Love Poems" (1935) Link to further information

Workhouse and Bedlam, Refuge, Den,
For Passions deaf and blind —
How many strange and peevish things
Have harboured in my mind!

Ambition, Pride and Greed, with all
The Body's Appetites,
Knocked at my door for lodgings, and
Disturbed my days and nights.

Till, treading softly, like a bird,
When young ones fill her nest —
Love sits beside me here, and sings
A lullaby of rest.

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