Sweet and Low

Illustration of sleeping boy for Tennyson kids poem Sweet and Low
A sweet lullaby poem to lull sleepy children to dreams...
Sweet and Low

Sweet and low, sweet and low,
Wind of the western sea,
Low, low, breathe and blow,
Wind of the western sea!
Over the rolling waters go,
Come from the dropping moon and blow,
Blow him again to me;
While my little one, while my pretty one sleeps.
Sleep and rest, sleep and rest,
Father will come to thee soon;
Rest, rest, on mother’s breast,
Father will come to thee soon;
Father will come to his babe in the nest,
Silver sails all out of the west
Under the silver moon:
Sleep, my little one, sleep, my pretty one, sleep.

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

Bedtime

1. How do you feel when it’s bedtime? Where do you like to sleep? What do you like to have in bed with you?

2. What do you think is pretty about this poem? How might the words help you sleep?

POEMS FOR KIDS WRITTEN BY ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON

Header illustration by Cirodelia at Adobe Stock.

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