Saturday, June 19, 2010

Bed in Summer

I'm so tired and I'm getting up very early tomorrow, but how can I go to bed when it's still so bright outside? It makes me recall this poem from my childhood:


Bed in Summer

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


On a completely unrelated note, I really liked this post from Brother Charles on asking one of his older confreres for a blessing.

3 comments:

Athanasius contra mundum said...

Reminds me of the 3 years I spent in Fairbanks, AK. Always dark or always light.

Rachel Gray said...

Did you sleep a lot more in winter, then? I find even in California that I need less sleep in summertime; the light really helps.

Vincenzo said...

I sleep longer when I'm cold.