The Child And The World
: SLEEPY-TIME SONGS AND STORIES
: 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!