Eve Merriam

(19 July 1916 – 11 April 1992 / Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

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.

Submitted: Monday, January 20, 2003

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