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Grade 5 - English Language
3.21 Reading Poetry - Baby Dear

Directions: Read the following poem and answer the questions. Write a poem of your own.

WHERE DID YOU COME FROM, BABY DEAR

By George Macdonald


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

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

What makes the light in them sparkle and spin?
Some of the starry twinkles 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 bonds 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, my dear?
God thought about you, and so I am here.
Q 1: How did the child get its pearly ear?
When God spoke, his ears came out to hear!
His ears resembled his mother's ears.
His ears were pierced with pearl ear ring.

Q 2: Use a dictionary to find the meaning of 'bliss'.
to confer well-being or prosperity
great happiness
a hissing sound

Q 3: Where has the child come from? Which lines in the poem help you answer this question?
From God. But how did you come to us, my dear? God thought about you, and so I am here.
From a box. Feet, whence did you come, you darling things? From the same box as the cherubs' wings.

Q 4: Use a dictionary to find the meaning of 'cherub'.
a statue or a sculpture
baby with wings, supposed to live in heaven
a beautiful butterfly

Q 5: How did the child get its happy smile?
His mother ticked him.
Three angels gave him a kiss all at once.
He saw something funny.

Q 6: Why are the child's eyes 'so blue'?
The child's eyes are black, not blue.
Because he came through the sky.
Because he took a dip in the deep blue ocean.

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