Lullaby

Lullaby - poems for kids - illustration of sleeping owl
Bedtime comes to the world of nature, as it comes to children.
Lullaby

 
 

Now the day is done,
Now the shepherd sun
Drives his white flocks from the sky;
Now the flowers rest
On their mother’s breast,
Hushed by her low lullaby.
Now the glowworms glance,
Now the fireflies dance,
Under fern-boughs green and high;
And the western breeze
To the forest trees
Chants a tuneful lullaby.
Now ‘mid shadows deep
Falls blessed sleep,
Like dew from the summer sky;
And the whole earth dreams,
In the moon’s soft beams,
While night breathes a lullaby.
Now, birdlings, rest,
In your wind-rocked nest,
Unscared by the owl’s shrill cry;
For with folded wings
Little Brier swings,
And singeth your lullaby.

POEMS FOR KIDS BY LOUISA MAY ALCOTT

 
Header illustration from Pixabay, with thanks. 

LET’S CHAT ABOUT THE POEMS ~ IDEAS FOR TALKING WITH KIDS

 
Beauty 

1. Which lines of the poem above did you think were the most beautiful? Why?

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