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Read to Me!

This is a Tsimshian (Native American) lullaby for a baby girl.
 
She Will Gather Roses

This little girl was
only born to gather wild roses.
Only born to shake the wild rice loose
with her little fingers.
Only to collect the sap of young hemlocks
in spring.
This woman-child was
only born to pick strawberries,
fill baskets with blueberries,
soapberries, elderberries.
This little girl was
only born to gather wild roses.