An Old Norwegian Nursery Rime


All the little birds have gone in their nests to sleep.
And out in folds I cannot see sleep the woolly sheep.
All the flowers that grow by day pink and blue and white,
are just as safe in darkest dark,
as in the brightest light.
Every child of mine I keep close to me each night.
So bide you quietly through the night ,
like bird and lamb and flower.


doctorirwin doctorirwin
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6 Responses Apr 10, 2009

Thank you Grisvisage.

That's lovely, I saved it so if I ever have kids I can say that to them. Thanks for sharing!

That is beautiful and thanks for posting it. As an aspiring writer working on a fantasy genre novel involving Scandinavian myths, being able to read (in English) stories and things from there helps me greatly.



What a lovely rhyme! Thank you for sharing. :-)