Bed in Summer | Robert Louis Stevenson, 1913

 American Forestry Assn., Bird house contest, Washington, D.C., 1921


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?

Robert Louis Stevenson,  Bed in Summer, 1913 
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