On this summer solstice of 2019, I want to share with you this sweet poem for children by Scottish poet Robert Louis Stevenson.
“Bed In Summer”
-Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)
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?
-from A Child’s Garden of Verses