The Swing – a poem for Summer

How do you like to go up in a swing,
Up in the air so blue?
Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing
Ever a child can do!

Up in the air and over the wall,
Till I can see so wide,
Rivers and trees and cattle and all
Over the countryside

Till I look down on the garden green,
Down on the roof so brown
Up in the air I go flying again,
Up in the air and down!

This lovely poem is from the exquisite anthology of poetry by Robert Louis Stephenson called “A Child’s Garden of Verses”

The cover and illustrations are from the 1902 edition illustrated by E. Mars and M. H. Squire published by Rand McNally

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