The Child And The World

: Boys And Girls Bookshelf

I see a nest in a green elm-tree

With little brown sparrows--one, two, three!

The elm-tree stretches its branches wide,

And the nest is soft and warm inside.

At morn the sun, so golden bright,

Climbs up to fill the world with light;

It opens the flowers, it wakens me,

And wakens the birdies--one, two, three.

And leaning out of my window high,

I look far up at the blue, blue sky,

And then far out at the earth so green,

And think it the loveliest ever seen--

The loveliest world that ever was seen!