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Lullaby by Louisa May Alcott

LibriVox logoLibriVox volunteers bring you 13 recordings of Lullaby by Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888). This was the Weekly Poetry project for October 4th, 2009.
http://www.archive.org/download/lullaby_0910_librivox/lullaby_alcott_rn_64kb.mp3″Running time=1m 18s (mp3 64kb)

Now the day is done,
Now the shepherd sun
Drives his white flocks from the sky;
Now the flowers rest
On their mother’s breast,
Hushed by her low lullaby.

Now the glowworms glance,
Now the fireflies dance,
Under fern-boughs green and high;
And the western breeze
To the forest trees
Chants a tuneful lullaby.

Now ‘mid shadows deep
Falls blessed sleep,
Like dew from the summer sky;
And the whole earth dreams,
In the moon’s soft beams,
While night breathes a lullaby.

Now, birdlings, rest,
In your wind-rocked nest,
Unscared by the owl’s shrill cry;
For with folded wings
Little Brier swings,
And singeth your lullaby.

This week’s poem can also be found here.

Download locations: mp3 128kb : mp3 64kb : ogg vorbis.
Catalogue pages: LibriVox, Internet Archive.
Zip of the entire book (7.1MB@64kb), featuring all the different readers for this project.

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