Poetry

A Greeting and a Poem

Hello everyone,

I have been busy and having bad sleeping habits this past week! šŸ™‚ 

So I am behind on my writing. I only have a poem to share this Monday. 

It is not mine, (sorry) but it is way better than what I write!

This one is by Robert Louis Stevenson, who is a favorite poet of mine. 

I hope you enjoy it!

This was one of my favorites as a kid. It is light and sweet.Ā 

My Bed is a Boat

My bed is like a little boat;

Nurse helps me in when I embark;

She girds me in my sailor’s coat

And starts me in the dark.

At night I go on board and say

Good-night to all my friends on shore;

I shut my eyes and sail away

And see and hear no more.

And sometimes things to bed I take,

As prudent sailors have to do;

Perhaps a slice of wedding-cake,

Perhaps a toy or two.

All night across the dark we steer;

But when the day returns at last,

Safe in my room beside the pier,

I find my vessel fast.

~ Kenedy Manuel

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