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Robert Louis Stevenson


Poems

  1. A Good Play
    by Robert Louis Stevenson
    We built a ship upon the stairs
    All made of the back-bedroom chairs,
  2. A Thought
    by Robert Louis Stevenson
    It is very nice to think
    The world is full of meat and drink,
  3. At the Sea-Side
    by Robert Louis Stevenson
    When I was down beside the sea
    A wooden spade they gave to me
  4. Farewell to the Farm
    by Robert Louis Stevenson
    The coach is at the door at last;
    The eager children, mounting fast
  5. My Shadow
    by Robert Louis Stevenson
    I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me,
    And what can be the use of him is more than I can see.
  6. The Hayloft
    by Robert Louis Stevenson
    Through all the pleasant meadow-side
    The grass grew shoulder-high,
  7. Marching Song
    by Robert Louis Stevenson
    Bring the comb and play upon it!
    Marching, here we come!
  8. The Unseen Playmate
    by Robert Louis Stevenson
    When children are playing alone on the green,
    In comes the playmate that never was seen.
  9. The Swing
    by Robert Louis Stevenson
    How do you like to go up in a swing,
    Up in the air so blue?
  10. Foreign Lands
    by Robert Louis Stevenson
    Up into the cherry tree
    Who should climb but little me?
  11. The Gardener
    by Robert Louis Stevenson
    The gardener does not love to talk,
    He makes me keep the gravel walk;
  12. Bed in Summer
    by Robert Louis Stevenson
    In winter I get up at night
    And dress by yellow candle-light.
  13. Keepsake Mill
    by Robert Louis Stevenson
    Over the borders, a sin without pardon,
    Breaking the branches and crawling below,
  14. My Bed is a Boat
    by Robert Louis Stevenson
    My bed is like a little boat;
    Nurse helps me in when I embark;
  15. Nest Eggs
    by Robert Louis Stevenson
    Birds all the sunny day
    Flutter and quarrel
  16. Picture Books in Winter
    by Robert Louis Stevenson
    Summer fading, winter comes—
    Frosty mornings, tingling thumbs,
  17. Rain
    by Robert Louis Stevenson
    The rain is raining all around,
    It falls on field and tree,
  18. Summer Sun
    by Robert Louis Stevenson
    Great is the sun, and wide he goes
    Through empty heaven without repose;
  19. The Cow
    by Robert Louis Stevenson
    The friendly cow all red and white
    I love with all my heart:
  20. The Sun Travels
    by Robert Louis Stevenson
    The sun is not a-bed, when I
    At night upon my pillow lie;
  21. The Wind
    by Robert Louis Stevenson
    I saw you toss the kites on high
    And blow the birds about the sky;
  22. Time to Rise
    by Robert Louis Stevenson
    A birdie with a yellow bill
    Hopped upon my window sill,
  23. Happy Thought
    by Robert Louis Stevenson
    The world is so full of a number of things,
    I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings.
  24. The Moon
    by Robert Louis Stevenson
    The moon has a face like the clock in the hall;
    She shines on thieves on the garden wall,