Alice Meynell

Maternity

Alice Maynell (pictured)

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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