Making memories one day at a time.......and then I write about it.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Angel Kisses

A Good Boy
By Robert Louis Stevenson


I woke up before the morning, I was happy all the day,
I never said an ugly word, but smiled and stuck to play.

And now at last the sun is going down behind the wood,
And I am very happy, for I know that I've been good.


My bed is waiting cool and fresh, with linen smooth and fair,
And I must off to sleepsin-by, and not forget my prayer.

I know that, till to-morrow I shall see the sun arise,
No ugly dream shall fright my mind, no ugly sight my eyes.


But slumber hold me tightly till I waken in the dawn,
And hear the thrushes singing in the lilacs round the lawn.

20 comments:

  1. I love that poem and it could have been written about Levi, no wonder he has so many angel kisses on his sweet face x

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    1. The best part of all Julie, is he's learned to give kisses. Well, sort of. Levi kisses. :D

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  2. Isn't it all amazing to you? The never give up part, the love Levi just as he is on his way to being who he is to be part? I agree with Julie, the poem is perfect!

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    1. It amazes me daily. Someone asked me once how I handled all of his crying for years when he was younger. The Lord blesses and strengthens.

      Levi is a monstrous spirit and influence in our home. We all love him and revolve around him. He has helped our family in so many ways..

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    1. Because pure and beautiful things do......

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    1. I do too! Obviously :D I just like all of Robert Louis Stevenson's poems for children.

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  5. What a delightful combination of pictures and poetry. I'm glad you share what a treasure your boy is.

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    1. He really is a treasure and treasures are meant to be shared. :)

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  6. Oh, I'm always a step behind. I'm glad that I didn't totally miss it. It captures such poignant innocence. What a beautiful boy.

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    1. You're not behind Wabi. You've just lapped us so it appear you're behind. :D

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  7. Another poem, new to me. Once again, greatly enhanced by the Levi shots.

    My, he has gorgeous eyelashes and the dearest freckles on the planet!

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    1. I have a book with all of Robert Louis Stevenson's poems for children in it with delightful illustrations. I'm not huge into poetry but I like his works.

      Several of my children have delicious eyelashes! No fair! They didn't get them from me!

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  8. I love that kid...and Angel kisses.
    I have 1 who has Angel kisses and sometimes, on our bad days, I have to remind myself that he must be something special if the angels couldn't keep their lips off him! It helps- he's still alive! ;) I will have to take pictures of his "kisses" and put them with this poem just to remind me he is still a little boy.

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    1. :) We all have certain things that help us not send our little ones back where they came from. :) Now that my oldest is out of the house and the next soon to follow I am realizing what everyone has been trying to tell me for years. It is going by faster and faster.......

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  9. Ok, now I am crying, thanks. So sweet. Those eyes and spirit of his. He has my heart.

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    1. Aren't his eyes killer? You can see his spirit through them and he's just takes everyones' hearts!!

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  10. Beautiful Rachel, what a perfect post for a catch up xx

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    1. Good to hear from you! It's been awhile. Hopefully you've been doing fun things with your boys and spending countless hours out reading on your swing. :D

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