The Poetry Corner

Nearly Bedtime.

By Lizzie Lawson

Only half an hour or so Before nurse calls them to bed, And the ruddy light of a cheerful fire Shines over each curly head. No trouble have they, no sorrow - Their hearts are lighter than air, No fear that a dark to-morrow May bring with it want or care. God send them each on their pathway Many a wayside flower; And grant, in the evening of lifetime, The joy of the evening hour.