Come the night
I will turn off lights now, one by one,
Moving slow, I switch them off,
All through the house
My silent benediction goes–
Rest, rest … day is gone,
Here yet another one.
Rest, rest tomorrow comes,
Much like the other ones.
Take now a light and hold –
Keep close in quiet embers though
Til’ tomorrow comes anew – all told.
All this, while I turn off lights, one by one.