A Chill

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What can lambkins do
 All the keen night through?
Nestle by their woolly mother
 The careful ewe.

 What can nestlings do
 In the nightly dew?
Sleep beneath their mother's wing
 Till day breaks anew.

 If in a field or tree
 There might only be
Such a warm soft sleeping-place
 Found for me!

© Christina Georgina Rossetti