NO BOY KNOWS - Sip from the earth in their endless thirst,...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
NO BOY KNOWS* There are many things that boys may know - Why this and that are thus and so, - Who made the world in the dark and lit The great sun up to lighten it: Boys know new things every day - When they study, or when they play, - When they idle, or sow and reap - But no boy knows when he goes to sleep. Boys who listen - or should, at least, - May know that the round old earth rolls East; - And know that the ice and the snow and the rain - Ever repeating their parts again - Are all just water the sunbeams first
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: Sip from the earth in their endless thirst, And pour again till the low streams leap. -But no boy knows when he goes to sleep. A boy may know what a long, glad while It has been to him since the dawn's first smile, When forth he fared in the realm divine Of brook-laced woodland and spun-sunshine; -He may know each call of his truant mates, And the paths they went, - and the pasture-gates Of the 'cross-lots home through the dusk so deep. -But no boy knows when he goes to sleep....
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 05/04/2011 for the course MATH 352 taught by Professor Zhang during the Spring '11 term at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online