Anachan's Corner

One woman's journey through marriage, motherhood, and the classroom…

Good Night, Sweet Princess

Written By: Anachan

To be honest, I don’t exactly remember when I wrote this.  I do know that I took the original phrase off Hamlet, sort of. It’s just kind of fun.

Good Night, Sweet Princess, by Anneliese Kvamme

Good-night, sweet princess,
    lay your fair head
Upon pillows of down on
    your virginal bed,
And dream of the glittering
    stars in your eyes–
Far grander and brighter
    than those in the skies–
The nightingales hover,
    their vigil to keep,
Lest tears should spring forth
    from your eyes as you sleep.
And slowly and gently each
    breath you take,
‘Til morning birds coaxingly
    sing you awake.