The Book of the Native

by Charles G.D. Roberts


A Wake-up Song


Sun’s up; wind’s up!  Wake up, dearies!
    Leave your coverlets white and downy.
June’s come into the world this morning.
    Wake up, Golden Head!  Wake up, Brownie!

Dew on the meadow-grass, waves on the water,

    Robins in the rowan-tree wondering about you!
Don’t keep the buttercups so long waiting.
    Don’t keep the bobolinks singing without you.

Wake up, Golden Head!  Wake up, Brownie!
    Cat-bird wants you in the garden soon.

You and I, butterflies, bobolinks, and clover,
    We’ve a lot to do on the first of June.