Safe in the cradle of the tree,
Sleeps the birdie that sings;
Safe in the rose’s pink curtained rooms,
Sleeps the elf that has wings.
Safe in the ground the acorn is,
Which sometime will be a tree;
Safe, all tucked in bed I am,
While Christ is watching o’er me.
So everything is safe, in the care
of Him that died,
So many the time that man has sinned;
Christ, the Lord has sighed.
I write these verses in here to keep them safe. They are copied with literal exactness from the slip of paper on which Sibyl wrote them when she was 7 years old. The title is her own and the language her own.
The entire contents of “The Record of Little Sibyl” can be seen in these posts:
- The Record of Little Sibyl (part 1)
- Christian Temperance Union Delegate (part 2)
- Eats with a Fork (part 3)
- Sibyl Runs Away (part 4)
- Handsomest Baby (part 5)
- Ball, Moon, TicTac (part 6)
- Dream Girl & Chocolate Man (part 7)
- Sibyl Evades Death (part 8)
- From Sister Mary (part 9)
- From Aunt Nellie (part 10)
- What is the Use of Spanking Me? (part 11)
- First Written Word (part 12)
- Sibyl’s First Poem (part 13)
- Sibyl Graduates High School (part 14)
- Final Words (part 15)