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…
We run and play when we’ve the chance!
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.
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!
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.
Sun’s rays dart here and they go there
To bring light through clouds ev’rywhere!
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.
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!
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.”
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,
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