- 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: 0.5
- Word Count: 136
Stevenson, R. (1913). The Hayloft. A Child's Garden of Verses: Selected Poems (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved September 22, 2017, from
Stevenson, Robert Louis. "The Hayloft." A Child's Garden of Verses: Selected Poems. Lit2Go Edition. 1913. Web. <>. September 22, 2017.
Robert Louis Stevenson, "The Hayloft," A Child's Garden of Verses: Selected Poems, Lit2Go Edition, (1913), accessed September 22, 2017,.
Through all the pleasant meadow-side
The grass grew shoulder-high,
Till the shining scythes went far and wide
And cut it down to dry.
Those green and sweetly smelling crops
They led in waggons home;
And they piled them here in mountain tops
For mountaineers to roam.
Here is Mount Clear, Mount Rusty-Nail,
Mount Eagle and Mount High;—
The mice that in these mountains dwell,
No happier are than I!
Oh, what a joy to clamber there,
Oh, what a place for play,
With the sweet, the dim, the dusty air,
The happy hills of hay!