- Year Published: 1913
- Language: English
- Country of Origin: England
- Source: Stevenson, R.L. (1913). A Child’s Garden of Verses. Simon & Schuster Children’s.
- Flesch–Kincaid Level: 1.5
- Word Count: 97
Stevenson, R. (1913). The Flowers. A Child's Garden of Verses: Selected Poems (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved January 30, 2015, from
Stevenson, Robert Louis. "The Flowers." A Child's Garden of Verses: Selected Poems. Lit2Go Edition. 1913. Web. <>. January 30, 2015.
Robert Louis Stevenson, "The Flowers," A Child's Garden of Verses: Selected Poems, Lit2Go Edition, (1913), accessed January 30, 2015,.
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.