Stretching shadows, sinking Sun.
Dark at last, the night’s begun.
Time for Moon to rule the sky
as stars keep sentry from up high.
Stillness settles, soft and deep.
Quiet lulls and leads to sleep.
Gates to dreamland open wide.
Welcome, dreamers. Come inside.
Lisa Varchol Perron writes children’s poetry, picture books, and middle grade novels. Her work has appeared in children’s poetry anthologies, online journals, and magazines, including The Caterpillar, The School Magazine, and Highlights Hello. She was a finalist in the 2021 Madness! Poetry tournament for children’s poets, and her debut picture book is scheduled for spring of 2023. Lisa lives with her family just outside of Boston, Massachusetts.