Norse Lullaby

Illustration of storm for kids poem Norse Lullaby by Eugene Field
A stormy, rainy lullaby for children who love natural drama.
Norse Lullaby

The sky is dark and the hills are white
As the storm-king speeds from the north to-night,
And this is the song the storm-king sings,
As over the world his cloak he flings:
“Sleep, sleep, little one, sleep;”
He rustles his wings and gruffly sings:
“Sleep, little one, sleep.”

On yonder mountain-side a vine
Clings at the foot of a mother pine;
The tree bends over the trembling thing,
And only the vine can hear her sing:
“Sleep, sleep, little one, sleep;
What shall you fear when I am here?
Sleep, little one, sleep.”

The king may sing in his bitter flight,
The tree may croon to the vine to-night,
But the little snowflake at my breast
Likes the song I sing the best,–
Sleep, sleep, little one, sleep;
Weary you are, a-next my heart
Sleep, little one, sleep.

POEM FOR KIDS WRITTEN BY EUGENE FIELD

Header illustration by Prawny at Pixabay, with thanks.

LET’S CHAT ABOUT THE POEM ~ IDEAS FOR TALKING WITH KIDS

Bedtime, Independent Thinking

1. What do you think can be comforting about a storm? Think about some of the ways a rainy, stormy day could send you to sleep…

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