My Bed is a Boat from A Child's Garden of Verses

"My Bed is a Boat" from A Child's Garden of Verses read by Sharon Johnson.

My bed is like a little boat;
Nurse helps me in when I embark;
She girds me in my sailor's coat
And starts me in the dark.
At night I go on board and say
Good-night to all my friends on shore;
I shut my eyes and sail away
And see and hear no more.
And sometimes things to bed I take,
As prudent sailors have to do;
Perhaps a slice of wedding-cake,
Perhaps a toy or two.
All night across the dark we steer;
But when the day returns at last,
Safe in my room beside the pier,
I find my vessel fast.
Direct download: CGV_-_My_Bed_is_a_Boat.mp3
Category:Childrens Classic Stories -- posted at: 11:01am CST

Bed in Summer from A Child's Garden of Verses Bed in Summer is from Robert Louis Stevenson's "A Child's Garden of Verses". Read by Sharon Johnson. Told from the perspective of a child who does not think it is time to go to bed while the sun still shines bright.

Bed in Summer

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,
To have to go to bed by day?




Direct download: Bed_in_Summer_Poem.mp3
Category:Childrens Classic Stories -- posted at: 5:50pm CST