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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?


NOTE: I wonder how many parents have heard that plaintive cry, “But it’s still LIGHT out!” Oh, how I hated to come in for my bath and get ready for bed. Games of Mother May I and Red Rover, Red Rover and Simon Says all coming to an end, and it wasn’t even dark yet! Well, not completely, anyway.


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4 thoughts on “Bed In Summer by Robert Louis Stevenson

  1. Felix on said:

    To be young again. I think of my childhood and those of my kids. Now, I see this in my grand kids. The story repeats.


    • And it’s even better the second time around! I just love being a Granny. If only I could get my daughter & hubby to move back to this coast so I could see my grandson now and then, life would be perfect. They are back to considering Charleston, thankfully. Keep your fingers crossed for me.


  2. That was me! By the time I was 8 all the neighbor kids played outside until about 10:00 when it really was dark. Here in California it gets dark a lot earlier in the summer than it did in Indiana. I loved playing in the twilight hours, but as a young child I did my share of whining! 🙂 How’s the book going? Are you ready for publication? I’m sorry I haven’t been on the site reading recently. I’m going to be your first purchaser and book reviewer! 🙂


    • Yeah, those long summer evenings, playing tag, catching fireflies…they were heavenly.

      I’m about 1/3 of the way through the editing process, and it is going well. I’m hoping to have it published no later than November. Maybe earlier if things fall into place. Glad to know I have a buyer lined up already! Hahaha. Hope you will like it, and will be KIND in your reviews! 😀 Or at least gentle.



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