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The Flowers a poem 
by Robert Louis Stevenson

Stevenson Robert Louis - Poem

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

The Flowers
Robert Louis Stevenson
 


The Flowers
poem 
Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)

First publication date: 1883

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