- Year Published: 1913
- Language: English
- Country of Origin: England
- Source: Stevenson, R.L. (1913). A Child’s Garden of Verses. Simon & Schuster Children’s.
- Flesch–Kincaid Level: 2.0
- Word Count: 88
Stevenson, R. (1913). Bed in Summer. A Child's Garden of Verses: Selected Poems (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved June 19, 2021, from
Stevenson, Robert Louis. "Bed in Summer." A Child's Garden of Verses: Selected Poems. Lit2Go Edition. 1913. Web. <>. June 19, 2021.
Robert Louis Stevenson, "Bed in Summer," A Child's Garden of Verses: Selected Poems, Lit2Go Edition, (1913), accessed June 19, 2021,.
In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day.
I have to go to bed and see
The birds still hopping on the tree,
Or hear the grown-up people’s feet
Still going past me in the street.
And does it not seem hard to you,
When all the sky is clear and blue,
And I should like so much to play,
To have to go to bed by day?