Friday, May 19, 2023

Add to the Beauty: Poetry, Picture

Bed in Summer
by Robert Louis Stevenson

In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer, quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day.

I have to go to bed and see
The birds still hopping on the tree,
Or hear the grown-up people's feet
Still going past me in the street.

And does it not seem hard to you,
When all the sky is clear and blue,
And I should like so much to play,
To have to go to bed by day?

I know this precious poem by heart and it floats thru my mind this time of year as the sun sets later and later.  I learned Stevenson's poems with my first baby in the early 80's.  We didn't have black out shades then.  We had the off white pull down shades; the shades that tap tap tapped in the breeze and had a crochet ring pull.  
Sleepy sweaty babes in a glowing bedroom.
Not so very bad, really.

I encourage you to learn this...and share it with the little ones in your life.
Or just enjoy it yourself.  I enjoy it regularly.  *wink

Donna Elsie

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