Goodnight Summer (once again)

Around this time last year, I came across a copy of Margaret Wise Brown’s Goodnight Moon, one of my favorite books from childhood. The goodnight theme seemed to tie in perfectly with summer’s farewell, and I wrote the following post to sum up my thoughts about it.

Since we are once again saying goodnight to the season, I thought I would re-publish my little “farewell to summer” poem:

In the light gray house
There was a fan
And a handsome man
And the feeling of…

Whatever may come

And there were two dogs lying on their beds

And a hydrangea vase
And an empty fireplace

And a juicy ripe peach
To eat on the beach

And a book to be read
In a blanketless bed

And sheets and a pillow and an open bedroom window

And a quiet young lady who was looking around

Goodnight room

Goodnight summer

Goodnight whatever may come

Goodnight long days

And the handsome man

Goodnight dogs

Goodnight beds

Goodnight peach
And goodnight beach

Goodnight bare feet
And goodnight sunshine heat

Goodnight green trees
And goodnight gentle breeze

Goodnight ice cream stand
And goodnight beach sand

Goodnight summer

Goodnight cricket sound

And goodnight to the young lady
Looking around

Goodnight tan

Goodnight warm air

Goodnight summer everywhere

Goodnight Summer (once again) was last modified: March 15th, 2010 by Jane Couto Govednik
SHOWHIDE Comments (8)
  1. I love that! I’m really ready for fall weather, but I’m not thrilled with the fact that summer is already over. I don’t think this post helped either, haha.

  2. great poem Jane! along the lines of Goodnight Moon, James got a new book called Goodnight Rhode Island. it is the best book and highlights RI sights. it is part of a series called Goodnight Our World. i know sharon loves kids books so thought i’d pass this along.

Goodnight Summer (once again) was last modified: March 15th, 2010 by Jane Couto Govednik