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Lullaby

Purple,
Purple,
Twilight
Sky light.

Purple as a king's cape
Purple as a grape.

Purple for the evening
When daylight is leaving.

Soft and purry,
Gentle and furry,
Velvet evening-time.

Purple,
Purple.
Sky light
Goodbye light.

Dusky
Musky
Into night.

Credit


From There is No Rhyme for Silver, published by Macmillan, 1964. Used with permission.

Author


Eve Merriam

Eve Merriam was a poet, playwright, director, and lecturer. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,

Date Published: 1964-01-01

Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/lullaby