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Maternity
(22 September 1847 - 27 November 1922 / London)

Maternity

Poem By Alice Meynell

One wept whose only child was dead,
New-born, ten years ago.
"Weep not; he is in bliss," they said.
She answered, "Even so,

"Ten years ago was born in pain
A child, not now forlorn.
But oh, ten years ago, in vain,
A mother, a mother was born."

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motherly love alive forever for her child even the lost child!
One of the best poems I've read in recent times! 10/10. A mother was born in pain. The poetess felt that pain. This poem is the outcome. Dead children are never forlorn, to a 'mother'.
One knows how deep the pain of death and loss must be.
New born! ! ! Pain, Death. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
Touching, sensitive portrayal!


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