Monday, March 17, 2014

"Where Go the Boats" by Robert Louis Stevenson

Illustration by Clara M. Burd, from A Child's Garden of Verses, 1930 Edition.

Dark brown is the river,
Golden is the sand.
It flows along for ever,
With trees on either hand.

Green leaves a-floating,
Castles of the foam,
Boats of mine a-boating—
Where will all come home?

On goes the river
And out past the mill,
Away down the valley,
A way down the hill.

Away down the river,
A hundred miles or more,
Other little children
Shall bring my boats ashore.


"Where Go the Boats" by  Robert Louis Stevenson from Selected Poems. © Penguin Classics, 1999.

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