Thursday, May 20, 2010

A Child's Garden of Verses

My Bed is a Boat

My bed is like a little boat;
Nurse helps me in when I embark;
She girds me in my sailor's coat
And starts me in the dark.

At night I go on board and say
Good-night to all my friends on shore;
I shut my eyes and sail away
And see and hear no more.

And sometimes things to bed I take,
As prudent sailors have to do;
Perhaps a slice of wedding-cake,
Perhaps a toy or two.

All night across the dark we steer;
But when the day returns at last,
Safe in my room beside the pier,
I find my vessel fast.

Robert Louis Stevenson

1 comment:

Coffee Catholic said...

I just bought a triple tandem "Runabout" buggy from America. (I live in Scotland.) It was cheaper then all of the buggies over here and it is super light-weight with huge wheels and fantastic seats. It's rated to carry a lot more weight as well. I looooove it! Even managed to get the shipping for under $200.