by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

Looking‑Glass River
Language: English 
Smooth it slides upon its travel,
Here a wimple, there a gleam -
O the clean gravel!
O the smooth stream!

Sailing blossoms, silver fishes,
Paven pools as clear as air -
How a child wishes 
To live down there!


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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Word count: 40