Friday, June 05, 2009

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,
River 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!

-- Robert Louis Stevenson


Ronnie said...

The Little Golden Book of Poetry had lovely illustrations, but none so lovely as these.


Sherwood Harrington said...

I agree, Mrs. Peterson. The best illustrations of all are the ones that feature our own.

Mike said...

There's a reason classic poems stay forever young, even as the pictures change.

Ronnie said...

I DO remember that picture - another beautiful blonde - and another poet.