One midnight moon in late November
Asleep in bed for long lost slumber
I thought I heard a child weeping
Yet waking up I’d just been dreaming
I thought, how strange this cry so clear
When from my eyes came icy tears
Was this weeping a sleepless dream
Or had I heard some dead thing scream?
From my window looking out
I thought to hear a child shout
Through the trees fell moonlight shadows
Upon a hideous figure crouching
I turned to hear a child laughing
In the darkness of my room
When from the corner out came leaping
Shadows casting from the moon
Back in bed I laid uneasy
Waiting for the morning sun
I arose to find in sunlight casting
Shadows through the autumn trees
A hollow stump in silence grinning
‘Twas nothing but a nightmares dream
Sleep deprived and agitated
Feeling I still was not alone
Turning ‘round I glimpsed a figure
As from my bed a shadow 'rose
Running outside looking back
I could not escape this silhouette
Oh what soul have ye, what mystery
O’ light in shadows of empty dreams
Follow me, yet follow still
My story told, you always will!
T. M. Lowry
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