Snowflakes and Sunbeams

by William Wilfred Campbell


 

LITTLE BLUE EYES AND GOLDEN HAIR


 

LITTLE blue eyes and golden hair
Sits like a fairy beside my chair,
And gazes with owlish look on the fire,
Where the great log crackles upon his pyre;
And down in my heart there broods a prayer,
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God bless blue eyes and golden hair.

Little blue eyes and golden hair
Chatters and laughs and knows no care;
Though far outside the night is bleak,
And under the eaves the shrill winds shriek

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And rattle the elm boughs chill and bare;
God bless blue eyes and golden hair.

Little blue eyes and golden hair,
Taken all sudden and unaware,
Caught in the toils of the drowsy god,

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Has gone on a trip to the Land of Nod;
Half fallen in my lap she lies,
With a warp of dreams in her lash-hid eyes;
And deep in my heart still broods that prayer,
God bless blue eyes and golden hair.
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