C is for Child
| 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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