Now I am big and have a room
That just belongs to me
And I must keep it nice and neat
For all the world to see

My toys I scatter all about
When I play by myself,
But when night comes I have been
taught
To put them on the shelf.

For doll babies and toy dogs
Should have their own room too;
They like a corner to themselves
As little children do.

– from Poems for Little Ears by Kate Cox Goddard, © 1962
…a rescued book

Baby Belle
© Janet Kopito

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