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ln summer quite the other way
Posted by: KathyW (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date: May 06, 2004 08:13AM

I am looking for a poem for a good friend of mine that she remembers learning in school (a very long time ago)

She can't remember the author or the first line but part of it goes:

In summer quite the other way. I have to go to bed by day.

Then there's also something about "grownups footsteps on the sidewalk"

I would greatly appreciate any help. I want to surprise her with a copy for mother's day.


Re: ln summer quite the other way
Posted by: ilza (---.162.245.24.user.ajato.com.br)
Date: May 06, 2004 09:05AM

Stevenson, Robert Louis (1850–1894). A Child’s Garden of Verses and Underwoods. 1913.

2. 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 5
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, 10
And I should like so much to play,
To have to go to bed by day?




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