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summer pleasure . . .

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The Swing

by Robert Louis Stevenson

How do you like to go up in a swing,
Up in the air so blue?
Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing
Ever a child can do!

 

Up in the air and over the wall,
Till I can see so wide,
Rivers and trees and cattle and all
Over the countryside –

 

Till I look down on the garden green,
Down on the roof so brown –
Up in the air I go flying again,
Up in the air and down!

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12 thoughts on “summer pleasure . . .

  1. Hello again….I saw your comment, and wanted to say, I’m looking forward to your post of the poem…I have not read it. I think I’ll go look for it online. This year I read Amy C’s biography and found her a fascinating and inspiring woman.

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  2. Marg's Home Again says:

    I remember that poem.How beautiful and your picture is so calming.I can only imagine my little grandson sitting there and me teaching him that well know poem.

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  3. I LOVED this poem when I was a little girl. My mom used to quote it when she would push us on the swings!I need to copy this and give to my own daughters…I am trying to get them to read more poetry…thanks for sharing! You have a nice blog..I’ll be back!

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  4. From A Child’s Garden of Verses! I read that poem to my children regularly. The photo you have here is much better than the little painting in the Golden Book edition I had.

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  5. Hi Ellen – it is in a dreamy spot – a beautiful pond and garden all around it. A bit on the buggy side but the young couple who own the place had a little bunkhouse with a screened in eating area. It was lovely!

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  6. Marg's Home Again says:

    I remember that poem.How beautiful and your picture is so calming.I can only imagine my little grandson sitting there and me teaching him that well know poem.

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