Alice Alice Meynell

Here you will find the Poem Maternity. of poet Alice 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."