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.
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?