If you’re looking to start reading poetry regularly in your family, Robert Louis Stevenson’s A Child’s Garden of Verses is an excellent place to begin. You may be surprised at how some of the poems are already familiar to you! The following poem is one of our favorites from the collection, and it comes first in the book.
Perhaps your family has spent some time talking about that cruel reality of childhood summers: going to bed while the sun is still up. Kids, maybe if you read this in a very sad voice to your parents, they’ll let you stay up tonight. — Kelly