Lullaby for a dark hour
by Alfred Kreymborg
O hearts that are heavy with earth,
Come out from under.
Let the world thunder away or pass overhead
with the dead of another day.
And if you must beat with the times
since the times are yours.
Follow the course of a river, the source of the seas,
or resign yourselves to the skies.
Nature is older and wiser than you’ll ever be,
And nothing you may hide from her can make her weep.
For she has a star for you where the children sleep.