C is for Child

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C is for Child
written by William Henry Davies
From "A Poet's Alphabet", 1925 Link to further information

See how her arms now rise and fall,
   See how, like wings, they beat the air:
An arm to balance either foot,
   She moves, half-fluttering, here and there.

And still those motions will suggest
   A different life that's left behind
In early days, remote and strange;
   Felt in that little unformed mind
For one short season, after birth -
Before her feet are claimed by Earth.

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