Garden and cradle

Eugene Field 1850 (St. Louis) – 1895 (Chicago)



When our babe he goeth walking in his garden,
Around his tinkling feet the sunbeams play;
The posies they are good to him,
And bow them as they should to him,
As fareth he upon his kingly way;
And birdlings of the wood to him
Make music, gentle music, all the day,
When our babe he goeth walking in his garden.

When our babe he goeth swinging in his cradle,
Then the night it looketh ever sweetly down;
The little stars are kind to him,
The moon she hath a mind to him
And layeth on his head a golden crown;
And singeth then the wind to him
A song, the gentle song of Bethlem-town,
When our babe he goeth swinging in his cradle.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AbccbcbA DecceceD
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 621
Words 126
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 8, 8

Eugene Field

Eugene Field, Sr. was an American writer, best known for his children's poetry and humorous essays. more…

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