Foreign Lands poem by Robert Louis Stevenson



Robert Louis Stevenson - Foreign Lands

Poem Foreign Lands by robert louis stevenson. You can see more Robert Louis Stevenson poems and quotes. Also enjoy funny, love, friendship, family poems. You can see more famous poems by this author : From A Railway Carriage, Go, Little Book - The Ancient Phrase, God Gave To Me A Child In Part, Good And Bad Children, Good-Night, . Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson

Foreign Lands by Robert Louis Stevenson


Up into the cherry tree
Who should climb but little me?
I held the trunk with both my hands
And looked abroad in foreign lands.

I saw the next door garden lie,
Adorned with flowers, before my eye,
And many pleasant places more
That I had never seen before.

I saw the dimpling river pass
And be the sky’s blue looking-glass;
The dusty roads go up and down
With people tramping in to town.

If I could find a higher tree
Farther and farther I should see,
To where the grown-up river slips
Into the sea among the ships,

To where the road on either hand
Lead onward into fairy land,
Where all the children dine at five,
And all the playthings come alive.


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