A Child's Garden of Verses: Selected Poems

by Robert Louis Stevenson

At the Sea-Side

Additional Information
  • Year Published: 1913
  • Language: English
  • Country of Origin: England
  • Source: Stevenson, R.L. (1913). A Child’s Garden of Verses. Simon & Schuster Children’s.
  • Readability:
    • Flesch–Kincaid Level: 0.5
  • Word Count: 49
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Keywords: digging, play, sea
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When I was down beside the sea
A wooden spade they gave to me
      To dig the sandy shore.

My holes were empty like a cup.
In every hole the sea came up,
      Till it could come no more.