[Editor: This poem by C. J. Dennis was published in A Book for Kids, 1921.]
And so, Good Night. I’m rather tired.
I hardly thought I’d be required
To draw a lot of pictures, too,
When I arranged to write for you.
I found it hard, but did my best;
And now I need a little rest.
If you are pleased, why, that’s all right.
I’m rather tired. And so
C. J. Dennis. A Book for Kids, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, , page 117
Phlippa Wightman says
When our twins, Angus and Jessica were toddlers, this was a poem which was recited to them each nap-time, or after they’d had their final recited story of the evening, before bed-time.
By the age of three, both would recite along with us.
Precious memories, especially as Angus is no longer with us.
Philippa Wightman, The Gap Qld