A Child's Garden of Verses: Selected Poems
by Robert Louis Stevenson
- 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
- Genre: Poetry
- ✎ Cite This
Stevenson, R. (1913). The Flowers. A Child's Garden of Verses: Selected Poems (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved March 21, 2023, from https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/59/a-childs-garden-of-verses-selected-poems/4715/the-flowers/
Stevenson, Robert Louis. "The Flowers." A Child's Garden of Verses: Selected Poems. Lit2Go Edition. 1913. Web. <https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/59/a-childs-garden-of-verses-selected-poems/4715/the-flowers/>. March 21, 2023.
Robert Louis Stevenson, "The Flowers," A Child's Garden of Verses: Selected Poems, Lit2Go Edition, (1913), accessed March 21, 2023, https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/59/a-childs-garden-of-verses-selected-poems/4715/the-flowers/.
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.