Sam Walter Foss
John Liddell Kelly
Laura E. Richards
Poems From A Child's Garden of Verses
by Robert Louis Stevenson
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When I was sick and lay a-bed,
I had two pillows at my head,
And all my toys beside me lay,
To keep me happy all the day.
And sometimes for an hour or so
I watched my leaden soldiers go,
With different uniforms and drills,
Among the bed-clothes, through the hills;
And sometimes sent my ships in fleets
All up and down among the sheets;
Or brought my trees and houses out,
And planted cities all about.
I was the giant great and still
That sits upon the pillow-hill,
And sees before him, dale and plain,
The pleasant land of counterpane.
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From breakfast on through all the day
At home among my friends I stay,
But every night I go abroad
Afar into the land of Nod.
All by myself I have to go,
With none to tell me what to do--
All alone beside the streams
And up the mountain-sides of dreams.
The strangest things are these for me,
Both things to eat and things to see,
And many frightening sights abroad
Till morning in the land of Nod.
Try as I like to find the way,
I never can get back by day,
Nor can remember plain and clear
The curious music that I hear.
Great Literary Gifts
RLS in Stamps
Robert Louis Stevenson was born on November 13,
1850 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Although he lived but 44 years, and
was in ill health a considerable amount of time, he traveled the world,
and wrote timeless classics that are still enjoyed to this
day. learn more