by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

In port
Language: English 
Last, to the chamber where I lie
My fearful footsteps patter nigh,
And come from out the cold and gloom
Into my warm and cheerful room.
  
There, safe arrived, we turn about
To keep the coming shadows out,
And close the happy door at last
On all the perils that we past.
  
Then, when mamma goes by to bed,
She shall come in with tip-toe tread,
And see me lying warm and fast
And in the Land of Nod at last.

First published in Magazine of Art, March 1884 as one of the "North-West Passage"

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This text was added to the website: 2008-11-27
Line count: 12
Word count: 81