- 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: 65
Stevenson, R. (1913). Singing. A Child's Garden of Verses: Selected Poems (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved April 24, 2014, from
Stevenson, Robert Louis. "Singing." A Child's Garden of Verses: Selected Poems. Lit2Go Edition. 1913. Web. <>. April 24, 2014.
Robert Louis Stevenson, "Singing," A Child's Garden of Verses: Selected Poems, Lit2Go Edition, (1913), accessed April 24, 2014,.
Of speckled eggs the birdie sings
And nests among the trees;
The sailor sings of ropes and things
In ships upon the seas.
The children sing in far Japan,
The children sing in Spain;
The organ with the organ man
Is singing in the rain.