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Hush, little Caitlin…

Posted by Oscar the Grouch on August 25, 2008

Hush, little Caitlin…

For she awakes long before dawn.

The night is dark and still;

of calm and tranquil

A dim overcast

That the eventual daylight will come to steal.

 

Hush, little Caitlin…

For she is peering out through the window

Squinting her eyes through the unlit gloom

Trying hard to catch a glimpse outside from her bedroom.

There she stands, tiptoe, in her yellow pyjamas and tiny stockings

The breezy wind softly blows her hair as she stands there, wondering.

What goes out there? What goes out there?

Out in the darkness still, out in the rose-bed garden, across the misty air.

 

Hush, little Caitlin…

For she hears the twitter of the cricket; and the swish of the tree leaves

She hears the silly croak of the toad; what magical sound the twilight weaves

She hears the drip-drop of the night dew,

Trapped within the tree-willows, beside the garden-chair

What goes out there? What goes out there?

Out in the darkness still, across the foothill, within the dark forest lair.

 

Hush, little Caitlin…

For she sees the pot-plants she has tended the morning before

Mummy has promised beautiful flowers that she will adore.

And now she hopes to see the flowers blossoming in awe,

But the flowers must be sleeping, so it seems 

For she sees her flowers curled up, slumbering off in a dream

Cuddled together, shimmering under the moonlight, in a twinkling gleam.

 

Hush, little Caitlin…

For she bade her garden plants good night

I will see you tomorrow again, she said, in the morning daylight

Little Caitlin is happy and contented

For she has shared the still of the night, in that little instant

And she will tell mummy tomorrow,

Of her little adventure, of her night-time moment.

2 Responses to “Hush, little Caitlin…”

  1. Madame said

    Good one, Lord Byron Wordsworth II ! Very peaceful reading🙂

  2. erniejean said

    How I wished I was Little Caitlin right now……..

    Def a much needed respite from all that has been going on in this country…..

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