The Summons

Keep me from going to sleep too soon

Or if I go to sleep too soon

Come wake me up.

Come any hour of night.

Come whistling up the road

Stomp on the porch. Bang on the door.

Make me get out of bed and come

And let you in and light a light.

Tell me the Northern Lights are on

And make me look.

Or tell me the clouds

Are doing something to the moon

They never did before, and show me.

See that I see. Talk to me till

I'm half as wide awake as you

And start to dress wondering why

I ever went to bed at all.

tell me why the walking is superb.

Not only tell me but persuade me.

You know I am not too hard to be persuaded.

- Robert Francis