Friday, July 21, 2006

...and this too my child

The Swing (Robert Louis Stevenson)

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!

It is my wish that all of the worlds children (including you and me) could go back to such simple pleasures.

Genius is childhood recaptured

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