The Star

By A.E. Edwards


I Wonder What You Dream

A Children’s Bedtime Poem by A.E.Edwards


Illustration by Maurice Sendak

I wonder, wonder,

what’s in your head,

what you’re dreaming,

while you lie in bed.

Is it about princes?

Or wizards?

Or a Dragon’s Lair?

Is it about frogs?

Or worms?

Or a Princess, fair?

Maybe it’s about a crazy zoo?

A one-eyed pirate?

Or a dinosaur that’s blue?

Maybe it’s about a twinkling star,

a distant light

that grants wishes from afar?

I bet it’s about a magic carpet ride!

Or singing flowers

that sway side to side!

Maybe it’s about a friendly beast?

Or a purple butterfly?

Or a big ice cream feast?

This dream, this wonder,

this fairly tale,

is yours to dream,

and your’s to tell.

Whatever the story,

put it in your mind to keep,

Let it enchant you

as you fallĀ fast asleep.