Once through the vale of slumber That peaceful twilight brings, I saw the dreams of all the world Flit by on eager wings; And some of them were golden, And some were black as night, But the dreams of little children Were as the lilies white. And when the birds' glad voices Arose at dawn of day, The dreams of all the world returned Upon their homeward way; I know not whence they vanished, Those ghosts of joy and pain, But the dreams of little children Went back to heav'n again.
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- by Michael (Dewar) Head (1900 - 1976), "The little dreams", 1920, published 1925, from Three Songs of Fantasy, no. 2. [text verified 1 time]
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