- 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: 2.8
- Word Count: 131
Stevenson, R. (1913). Summer Sun. A Child's Garden of Verses: Selected Poems (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved June 25, 2022, from
Stevenson, Robert Louis. "Summer Sun." A Child's Garden of Verses: Selected Poems. Lit2Go Edition. 1913. Web. <>. June 25, 2022.
Robert Louis Stevenson, "Summer Sun," A Child's Garden of Verses: Selected Poems, Lit2Go Edition, (1913), accessed June 25, 2022,.
Great is the sun, and wide he goes
Through empty heaven with repose;
And in the blue and glowing days
More thick than rain he showers his rays.
Though closer still the blinds we pull
To keep the shady parlour cool,
Yet he will find a chink or two
To slip his golden fingers through.
The dusty attic spider-clad
He, through the keyhole, maketh glad;
And through the broken edge of tiles
Into the laddered hay-loft smiles.
Meantime his golden face around
He bares to all the garden ground,
And sheds a warm and glittering look
Among the ivy’s inmost nook.
Above the hills, along the blue,
Round the bright air with footing true,
To please the child, to paint the rose,
The gardener of the World, he goes.