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.