Lullaby a Poem by Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott (1832 – 1888) was an American novelist best known for the novel, Little Women. Here’s a nice little poem she wrote, called Lullaby, with two mp3 recordings. The first was read by Kristin Hughes and the second by Ezwa in Belgium…

MP3 Recording of Alcott’s Poem “Lullaby” – #1

MP3 Recording of Alcott’s Poem “Lullaby” – #2

Lullaby

NOW the day is done,
Now the shepherd sun
Drives his white flocks from the sky;
Now the flowers rest
On their mother’s breast,
Hushed by her low lullaby.

Now the glowworms glance,
Now the fireflies dance,
Under fern-boughs green and high;
And the western breeze
To the forest trees
Chants a tuneful lullaby.

Now ‘mid shadows deep
Falls blessed sleep,
Like dew from the summer sky;
And the whole earth dreams,
In the moon’s soft beams,
While night breathes a lullaby.

Now, birdlings, rest,
In your wind-rocked nest,
Unscared by the owl’s shrill cry;
For with folded wings
Little Brier swings,
And singeth your lullaby.

Louisa May Alcott

Enjoy!

Mama Lisa

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