Treasure Island

Siegfried Sassoon

(1886 - 1967 / Kent / England)

A Child's Prayer


For Morn, my dome of blue,
For Meadows, green and gay,
And Birds who love the twilight of the leaves,
Let Jesus keep me joyful when I pray.

For the big Bees that hum
And hide in bells of flowers;
For the winding roads that come
To Evening’s holy door,
May Jesus bring me grateful to his arms,
And guard my innocence for evermore.

Submitted: Wednesday, March 31, 2010

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