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Eve Merriam
Eve Merriam
Eve Merriam was a poet, playwright, director, and lecturer. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,...
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Lullaby

 
by Eve Merriam

Purple,
Purple,
Twilight
Sky light.

Purple as a king's cape
Purple as a grape.

Purple for the evening
When daylight is leaving.

Soft and purry,
Gentle and furry,
Velvet evening-time.

Purple,
Purple.
Sky light
Goodbye light.

Dusky
Musky
Into night.






From There is No Rhyme for Silver, published by Macmillan, 1964. Used with permission.
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