Nocturne

1The three-toed tree-toad
2Sings his sweet ode
3  To the moon;
4The funny bunny
5And his honey
6  Trip in tune.
7The gentle cricket
8From his thicket
9  Lifts his croon;
10A love-lorn owlet
11Of his fowlet
12  Begs a boon.
13Across the water
14To her daughter
15  Calls the loon;
16A happy froglet
17From his boglet
18  Chants his rune.
19The yellow hound-dog
20And the brown dog
21  Bay the 'coon;
22The chipmunk dozes
23Where the rose's
24  Leaves are strewn;
25All through the night-time
26Till the bright time
27  Comes, too soon,
28The three-toed tree-toad
29Sings his sweet ode
30  To the moon.
Publication Notes: 
Guiterman, Arthur, The Light Guitar (New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1923): 139-140.
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire