As we all know that Ruskin Bond epitomizes for children’s books in India, and we have been reading his stories since early school days. Well, did you ever try reading poems and verses written by him? Probably no, because publishing houses take no interest in publishing poem books. So, we have decided to highlight some of the best poems ever written by this legendary writer, whose stories unflinchingly pass on from one generation to another without losing sheen of brilliance and charm.
This particular poem is about darkness. Well, the message is not to be wary of darkness, rather embrace it.
Don’t be afraid of the dark, little one,
The earth must rest when the day is done.
The sun may be harsh, but moonlight – never!
Be friends with the Night, there is nothing to fear,
Just let your thoughts travel to friends far and near.
By day, it does seem that our troubles won’t cease,
But at night, late at night, the world is at peace.
By Ruskin Bond