I’ll wear a cloak of sunshine,
A hat of summer sky,
And not a child in all the world
Shall be so gay as I!
A scarf of scented breezes,
Green grass upon my feet,
I’ll dance and sing like anything,—
The world is all so sweet.
I’ll fill my heart with sunshine,
I’ll fill my pockets, too,
So it will last me all the year;
And I’ll give some to you!
By Abbie Farwell Brown
as quoted in The Horn Book, May 1927, Vol.3, No.2., p.1, image from p.13