"The Moon-Baby" is a pretty poem that can be read or sung to young children before bedtime.
The Moon-BabyThere’s a beautiful golden cradleThat rocks in the rose-red sky;I have seen it there in the evening airWhere the bats and beetles fly,With little white clouds for curtainsAnd pillows of fleecy wool,And a dear little bed for the moon-baby’s head,So tiny and beautiful.There are tender young stars around it,That wait for their bath of dewIn the purple tints that the sun’s warm printsHave left on the mountain blue;There are good little gentle planets,That want to be nursed and kissed,And laid to sleep in the ocean deep,Under silvery folds of mist.But the moon-baby first must slumber,For he is their proud young king;So, hand in hand, round his bed they stand,And lullabies low they sing.And the beautiful golden cradleIs rocked by the winds that stray,With pinions soft, from the halls aloft,Where the moon-baby lives to-day.
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