Don't Stay In Bed
The wind sang light and lilting tunes,
Amidst the eerie, midnight gloom
And in the glowing of the moon,
I sat and thought a while.
What luminous thought did ignite
While I shunned the darkened respite?
I could wish naught but to stay up all night
And listen all the while.
And what could be as I looked aft
But a single, glimmering, shining shaft
Of silver light, and a ghostly laugh,
I sat, riveted, all the while.
Oh, sleepers, long have we slept
In our pillow’s downy depth.
The night longs for our airy step!
We could walk a while.
Dreams flit through that sleeping head
But to be awake instead!
Really, why would you stay in bed
When whispering secrets to the stars
And the lofty moon afar,
We could dance through shadows dark,
In living dreams all the while?