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8.5.09

All the names I know...


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

4 comments:

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Reading your entries, always supplies such a ray of sunshine, to your readers. -happy sigh-

Gentle hugs,
'Aunt Amelia'
Dear you,~
Aunt Amelia's Attic

KeKe said...

I love the poem! Thanks for sharing. It made me smile!! :)

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Don't you just adore Stevenson. I memorized so many of his poems when I was a little girl.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

What a beautiful poem Dutchess! Did you have a beautiful lilac day today with your love? I hope so! Anita