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A Child's Garden of Verses: Selected Poems

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Where Go the Boats?

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: 1.0
  • Word Count: 110

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Dark brown is the river,
      Golden is the sand.
It flows along for ever,
      With trees on either hand.

Green leaves a-floating,
      Castles of the foam,
Boats of mine a-boating—
      Where will all come home?

On goes the river
      And out past the mill,
Away down the valley,
      Away down the hill.

Away down the river,
      A hundred miles or more,
Other little children
      Shall bring my boats ashore.