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L is for Lilting Lullabye


American novelist Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) authored several full-length works of fiction, including Little Women, Little Men, and Jo’s Boys. The New England writer also penned plenty of poetry, such as this sweet song of slumber.

Lullabye, by Louisa May Alcott

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.

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    3 comments:

    1. One of my favorite authors and I had no idea she wrote poetry. THis is lovely. Thanks for sharing.
      karen

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    2. I, too, had no idea she wrote poetry. But then I've not read any of her work and it's probably too late now.

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