Loafing
 

Under the shade of trees,
Flat on my back at ease,
Lulled by the hum of bees,
    There's where I rest;
Breathing the scented air,
Lazily loafing there,
Never a thought of care,
    Peace in my breast.

There where the waters run,
Laughing along in fun,
I go when work is done,
    There's where I stray;
Couch of a downy green,
Restful and sweet and clean,
Set in a fairy scene,
    Wondrously gay.

Worn out with toil and strife,
Sick of the din of life,
With pain and sorrow rife,
    There's where I go;
Soothing and sweet I find,
Comforts that ease the mind,
Leaving dull care behind,
    Rest there I know.

Flat on my back I lie,
Watching the ships go by,
Under the fleecy sky,
    Day dreaming there;
From grief I find surcease,
From worry gain release,
Resting in perfect peace,
    Free from all care.