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Poetry Friday: A Good Boy by Robert Louis Stevenson

March 6th, 2015 (09:33 am)
awake

Current Mood: awake
Current Song: Bright & Early by Sleeping at Last

I woke before the morning, I was happy all the day,
I never said an ugly word, but smiled and stuck to play.

And now at last the sun is going down behind the wood,
And I am very happy, for I know that I’ve been good.

My bed is waiting cool and fresh, with linen smooth and fair,
And I must off to sleepsin-by, and not forget my prayer.

I know that, till to-morrow I shall see the sun arise,
No ugly dream shall fright my mind, no ugly sight my eyes.

But slumber hold me tightly till I waken in the dawn,
And hear the thrushes singing in the lilacs round the lawn.

- A Good Boy by Robert Louis Stevenson

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Posted by: Mary Lee Hahn (Mary Lee Hahn)
Posted at: March 8th, 2015 03:22 pm (UTC)

I need to slip this poem onto the desks of several boys in my classroom...

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: March 8th, 2015 03:48 pm (UTC)

Do it!

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