By Robert Louis Stevenson

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Faster than fairies, faster than witches,

 Bridges and houses, hedges and ditches;

     And charging along like troops in a battle

     All through the meadows the horses and cattle:

 All of the sights of the hill and the plain

 Fly as thick as driving rain;

     And ever again, in the wink of an eye,

     Painted stations whistle by.


Here is a child who clambers and scrambles,

All by himself and gathering brambles;

     Here is a tramp who stands and gazes;

     And there is the green for stringing the daisies!

 Here is a cart run away in the road

 Lumping along with man and load;

     And here is a mill, and there is a river:

     Each a glimpse and gone for ever!

Ropber Louis Stevenson Steam Engine 1


I have been truly inspired by writers such as Louis Carroll, Walter de la Mare, Lewic Carroll and all of the poets who are in the list on this website.  I loved the fun, the movement, the rhythm and rhyme in their poems and the images they sent to my child's brain.  I hope my poems will do the same for the children who read them, recite them and perform them long after I am here.  


Read a little about one of my favourite poets by going to this link.  

R L Stevenson