The Flowers

Chinese lily

The Flowers

From Child’s Garden of Verses

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All the names I know from nurse:

Gardener’s garters, Shepherd’s purse

Bachelor’s buttons, Lady’s smock

And the Lady Hollyhock

Tiny trees for tiny dames —

These must be fairy names!

Tiny woods below whose boughs

Shady fairies weave a house;

Tiny tree-tops, rose or thyme,

Where the braver fairies climb!

Fair are grown-up people’s trees,

But the fairest woods are these;

Where, if I were not so tall,

I should live for good and all.



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6 replies

  1. Still love Robert Louis Stevenson… Garden of Verses is a treasury!

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    • My mother used to read those poems to me … really recited them from memory … and I know most of them by heart too. Still love them.

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  2. No oppressive humidity in these pictures! A nice reminder that RLS wasn’t just penning stories about pirates and lost boys.

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    • No, he was quite the poet too. I loved his poetry when I was little. My mother used to read it to me and I can still recite most of it by heart.

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