63. The Sun Is Settin’!




Hello, my Friend! Hello today!

I hope you are in a good way!

No matter rain, no matter shine,

I always hope your day is fine!

I work and work so much each day.

That’s what is the Leprechaun Way!

But there’s one thing I need to say…

How much I love my time to play!

Though I’m so tired when day is done,

It’s then there’s time to have me fun!

We Leprechauns, we laugh and dance…

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We run and play when we’ve the chance!

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When this time comes, it’s at day’s end,

When Sun’s goodbye…it starts to send.

The daylight dims…it’s not so bright.

So we well know that soon comes night.

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But first the dusk starts to appear,

Announcing day’s end…night is near.


The settin’ Sun often displays

Amazin’ colors with her rays.


Just maybe Sun wants us to know

That, though Sun knows Sun has to go,

All the grand warmth, and colors bright,

Are only missing in the night.


Fiery orange, yellow, and rose,

Might just like teamin’ up, I s’pose!

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Sometimes the clouds try hard to hide,

The Sun’s rays lighting all outside…


But for us all, the Sun does try

To find a way to light our sky.


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Sun’s rays dart here and they go there

To bring light through clouds ev’rywhere!

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The vibrant brilliance has great pow’r,

O’er the Earth, the Sun does tower!


It is the source for light all days,

And shows our path in many ways.

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Finney enjoying the sun at the beach!
Finney enjoying the sun at the beach!

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Sun shining above the Tabernacle containing the Holy Eucharist

  But when time comes, the Sun goes down…

On Earth’s horizon, there’s Sun’s crown.


And when Sun sets, it gives some light

To Moon who fills in while it’s night.

Of all the Earth, the Sun takes care,

And then Moon helps when Sun’s not there!

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Sun knows it’s hard to see Sun go,

That we need rest, though, Sun does know.

So though Sun gives Moon nice light, too,

It’s not too bright for me and you.


So, when we sleep, in dark of night,

Sun does make sure we have some light!


My lantern helps me see some nights,

When I go out to see night’s “lights.”

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My lantern’s red with candle flame.

It gives me light but not the same

As daylight’s Sun which helps us see

All around us…for you and me!


I like to watch the night time moon

It comforts me, though, knowing soon

Daytime will once more come again…


We’re blessed to know exactly when!

So we do know that Sun does go,

Sun will be back , and that we know.

And while Sun’s gone, the Moon fills in

With light enough, while we’re sleepin’!

When now you see the settin’ Sun,

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I hope you’ve done good work…had fun!

I hope that you have laughed with glee,

And seen something you loved to see…

That you have heard sweet sounds so fine,

That you did think they were Divine!

I hope, to God, you said, “Thank you!”

For all He’s done and still will do,

And for the blessings of the day

That He saw fit, in His God-way,

To give to you, because you’re you,

So ev’ry blessing’s always new!

I, Finney, have learned from St. Pat,

God always helps with this and that,


And always wants us each to know

 He always wants, His Love, to show!


So, knowin’ that, I’m tired now…

The Sun has set! Always a WOW!


I just can’t wait to get to bed,

And lay right down my sleepy head!

I am so glad we talked today!

God bless you is what I do say!


Note from Nannie!

“In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless wasteland, and darkness covered the abyss, while a mighty wind swept over the waters.  Then God said, ‘Let there be light,’and there was light.  God saw how good the light was. God then separated the light from the darkness.  God called the light ‘day,’ and the darkness He called ‘night.’  Thus evening came, and morning followed — the first day.”  (Genesis 1: 1-5)

*Photo courtesy of Stevie Towne

**Photo courtesy of Jean Kohout

6 thoughts on “63. The Sun Is Settin’!

    1. Why, Stella and Tina, hello!
      I want to tell you so you know
      That I’m so happy that you came…
      That I can know you each by name!
      I hope you loved to see the Sun!
      It brings to us amazin’ fun!
      But I will tell you something here,
      That isn’t secret far or near…
      When the sun sets and then it’s night,
      I really don’t have any fright.
      And that’s because I want my head,
      Right on my pillow on my bed!
      I love when it is time to sleep…
      Not just a snooze but sleep that’s deep.
      I love to have sweet dreams and rest,
      After a day I’ve done my best!
      I hope you have a good day, too,
      And when night comes, good sleep to you!
      I thank you that you took the time,
      To read and comment on my rhyme!
      I hope you come again some day,
      God bless you is what I do say!


  1. To my dear Friend Poppie from your dear Friend Finney!

    Oh, yes! I love to watch the moon!
    I keep in mind, though, that it’s soon
    The Sun will rise and ’twill be morn,
    Or else I would be quite forlorn!
    The risin’ and the settin’ sun
    Give lots of time for work and fun!
    And this is what I love the best,
    Thought night is nice with sleep and rest.
    Maybe some time you’ll come with me
    So night time bright stars we will see!
    Me Mum and Dad would love it, too,
    And Uncle Obie…me and you!
    I am so glad you wrote today!
    God bless you is what I do say!


  2. To my Friend S from your Friend Finney!

    Well, S, I’m glad you like my style…
    My dancin’ steps that make you smile!
    Of course, me Mum, she is the champ,
    When it does come to step and stamp!
    All through the day and at night, too,
    Our dancin’s grand for me and you!
    When Sun comes up or it goes down,
    We Leprechauns try not to frown!
    And dancin’ helps so much with that,
    Also wearin’ a grand, green hat!
    At night it’s fun to watch the moon,
    While singin’ a grand Irish tune!
    Thank you for your note today!
    God bless you is what I do say!


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