Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Flowers by Robert Louis Stevenson




All the names I know from nurse:
Gardener's garters, Shepherd's purse,
Bachelor's buttons, Lady's smock,
And the Lady Hollyhock.

Fairy places, fairy things,
Fairy woods where the wild bee wings, Tiny trees for tiny dames-- These must all 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.


Robert Louis Stevenson 1850-1894

2 comments:

theysaywordscanbleed said...

that's a lovely poem.

Arlene,
Bainbridge Island flowers

Gimmer said...

Thank you for coming by. I hope you come again.

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