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Child, You Know My Name - PN 42

1. Child, you know my name,
And your sweet gaze is calling me
He says to me: Simple surrender
I want to guide your pod.

2. With your little child's hand
Oh what a marvel!
With your little child's voice
You calm the roaring tide
And the wind!...

3. If you want to rest
As the storm roars
On my heart deign to lay
Your little blond head...

4. That your smile is lovely
When you sleep!...
Always with my sweetest song
I want to rock you tenderly
Beautiful child!

Dating: December 1896
Recipient : Marie de Saint Joseph, at her request.
Poetry that the recipient herself copied and distributed.

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