Monday, August 2, 2010

Poetic Monday: A Bedtime Poem

I'm posting late today, but couldn't pass up sharing this wonderful little poem. I know that there are kids everywhere just waiting to hear it read aloud to them at bedtime! It is so charming, I may just take the time to memorize it so I can recite it to my kids every night as I tuck them in!

The Plumpuppets
~Christopher Morley

When little heads weary have gone to their bed,
When all the good nights and the prayers have been said,
Of all the good fairies that send bairns to rest
The little Plumpuppets are those I love best.

If your pillow is lumpy, or hot, thin, and flat,
The little Plumpuppets know just what they're at:
They plump up the pillow, all soft, cool, and fat ~
The little Plumpuppets plump-up it!

The little Plumpuppets are fairies of beds;
They have nothing to do but to watch sleepyheads;
They turn down the sheets and they tuck you in tight,
And they dance on your pillow to wish you good night!

No matter what troubles have bothered the day,
Though your doll broke her arm or the pup ran away;
Though your handies are black with the ink that was spilt ~
Plumpuppets are waiting in blanket and quilt.

If your pillow is lumpy, or hot, thin, and flat,
The little Plumpuppets know just what they're at:
They plump up the pillow, all soft, cool, and fat ~
The little Plumpuppets plump-up it!

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6 comments:

  1. That poem is darling! We often have colourful handies in this house, though they are joyfully acquired through crafting, and not spilled ink :-)

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  2. Very sweet! I could recite it with my big girls, too. Just before they outgrow being tucked in!

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  3. What a beautiful poem! I am going to have to write in down so I can read it to my sons. Now I just have to decide if it would come before or after our last night-time story; Goodnight Moon!

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  4. This is such a lovely bedtime poem. I am going to print it and read it to my little one. Thank you! xo m.

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