THE COMING OF TEDDY BEARS

The air is quiet
     Round my bed.
The dark is drowsy
     In my head.
The sky’s forgetting
     To be red,
And soon I’ll be asleep.

A half a million
     Miles away
The silver stars
     Come out to play,
And comb their hair
     And that’s OK
And soon I’ll be asleep.

And teams of fuzzy
     Teddy bears
Are stumping slowly
     Up the stairs
To rock me in
     Their rocking chairs
And soon I’ll be asleep.

The night is shining
      Round my head.
The room is snuggled
      In my bed.
Tomorrow I’ll be
      Big they said
And soon I’ll be asleep.

 

 


from Garbage Delight (HarperCollins, 2012), © Dennis Lee 1977, used by permission of the author and the publisher

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