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Remember summer bedtime?

A sunset view of the Spokane River from the Knothead overlook in the Little Spokane River Natural Area. (Aaron Theisen)
A sunset view of the Spokane River from the Knothead overlook in the Little Spokane River Natural Area. (Aaron Theisen)
                                 Bed in Summer
                         Robert Louis Stevenson, 1850-1894

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

(S-R archive photo)

 




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