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Where Do Babies Come From?


Where did you come from, baby dear?
Out of the everywhere into here.

Where did you get your eyes so blue?
Out of the sky as I came through.

What makes the light in them sparkle and spin?
Some of the starry spikes left in.

Where did you get that little tear?
I found it waiting when I got here.

What makes your forehead so smooth and high?
A soft hand stroked it as I went by.

What makes your cheek like a warm white rose?
I saw something better than anyone knows.

Whence that three-cornered smile of bliss?
Three angels gave me at once a kiss.

Where did you get this pearly ear?
God spoke, and it came out to hear.

Where did you get those arms and hands?
Love made itself into hooks and bands.

Feet, whence did you come, you darling things?
From the same box as the cherubs’ wings.

How did they all just come to be you?
God thought about me, and so I grew.

But how did you come to us, you dear?
God thought about you, and so I am here

~George MacDonald

About poetreecreations

I am an author writer publisher web administrator I run poetry workshops in the community. My published Manners childrens poetry book can be found at

7 responses

  1. Thank you for posting this!


  2. Reblogged this on Chronic Conditions & Life Lessons and commented:
    Poetry with lines too lovely not to Reblog.


  3. Reblogged this on barclaydave and commented:
    Where do you come from?


  4. And why did you create a God up there
    then failing endlessly to care?
    And from where did you get your fear?
    Just look at million galaxies dear!


  5. Reminds me of “A Child’s Garden of Verses”. I can feel the fabric binding. Pure loveliness. Thank you.


  6. Where did you get this pearly ear?
    God spoke, and it came out to hear.

    I had to read it again and again because it was so beautiful. I can’t say which of those lines are better.

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