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Lullaby for a Daughter

Mary Jo Salter
A horizontal poster with a colorful mosaic at the top features a poem titled, Lullaby for a Daughter, by Mary Jo Salter. To the left of the poem is an hourglass through which sand falls.

Lullaby for a Daughter

Someday, when the sands of time
invert, may you find perfect rest
as a newborn nurses from
the hourglass of your breast

From Sunday Skaters, published by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Copyright © 1994 by Mary Jo Salter. Reprinted by permission of Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
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