Where Did You Come From

Short poems about babies that are great to share with new parents.

The first inspiring poem, Where Did You Come From, written by George MacDonald many years ago. But the words and questions about babies are still true today. As you read the verses you can visualize a little baby looking up at you.

This poem asks questions of the baby. Where did you come from, where did you get eyes so blues, what makes your skin so smooth, question after question that is answered at the end of the poem.

Also, enjoy the other two short poems - Celebrate - a short poem that describes the joy when a baby is born, even by the angels. And, Infant Joy, written by William Blake that also talks about the joy of a child being born.

A baby truly is a miracle from God. Each child born is part of God's plan. God blesses us with children! And when any of us sees a new baby we all are in awe, such a tiny little person who grows and grows - the question is what is their purpose on this earth!


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  1. Where Did You Come From
    Poet: George MacDonald

    Where did you come from, baby dear?
    Out of the everywhere into the 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 spikes 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 strok’d it as I went by.
    What makes your cheek like a warm white rose?
    I saw something better than any one knows.

    Whence that three-corner’d 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, you dear?
    God thought about you, and so I am here.



  2. Celebrate
    Poet Unknown

    The angels light another star
    Each time there is a birth,
    To celebrate each precious child
    The good Lord sends to earth.



  3. Infant Joy
    Poet: William Blake

    I have no name: I am but two days old.
    What shall I call thee?
    I happy am,
    Joy is my name.
    Sweet joy befall thee!

    Pretty joy!
    Sweet joy, but two days old.
    Sweet Joy I call thee:
    Thou dost smile,
    I sing the while;
    Sweet joy befall thee!



  4. The Stork
    Poet: Lincoln Hulley

    My home is away by the side of the sea,
    High up on the branch of an evergreen tree;
    My work is to visit each house in the land,
    And carry it joy in a swaddling band.

    My toes are spread out like a triple -pronged fork, -
    Because, as you see, I am only a stork, -
    They stand by me all the long journeys I take,
    To carry my babies o'er mountain and brake.

    I wrap up my babies so snug and so warm
    That night airs and darkness can do them no harm;
    Then pick out the people I like much the best,
    And up with a baby I speed from the nest.

    I alight on the edge of a high chimney top,
    Then down to the bottom I go with a flop,
    Deliver my bundle, and whisper," Good-bye,"
    Then back to my breezy house lazily fly.

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