A Child's Garden of Verses: Selected Poems

by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Cow

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: 3.2
  • Word Count: 102
  • Genre: Poetry
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The friendly cow all red and white,
      I love with all my heart:
She gives me cream with all her might,
      To eat with apple-tart.

She wanders lowing here and there,
      And yet she cannot stray,
All in the pleasant open air,
      The pleasant light of day;

And blown by all the winds that pass
      And wet with all the showers,
She walks among the meadow grass
      And eats the meadow flowers.