Rock Me to Sleep – Recommended Poem


BACKWARD, turn backward, O Time, in your flight,
Make me a child again just for to-night! 
Mother, come back from the echoless shore, 
Take me again to your heart as of yore; 
Kiss from my forehead the furrows of care,         
Smooth the few silver threads out of my hair; 
Over my slumbers your loving watch keep;

Rock me to sleep, mother,—rock me to sleep!

January – Recommended Poem

Field Art # 22

O Winter! frozen pulse and heart of fire,
What loss is theirs who from thy kingdom turn
Dismayed, and think thy snow a sculptured urn 
Of death!