A Poet for ALL Ages!

“That old September feeling… of summer passing, vacation nearly done, obligations gathering, books and football in the air…. Another fall, another turned page: there was something of jubilee in that annual autumnal beginning, as if last year’s mistakes and failures had been wiped clean by summer.” ~Wallace Stegner

HAPPY AUTUMN! When I was a little girl, before and during elementary school, I used to love the poetry of Scottish poet, Robert Louis Stevenson. Who didn’t own a copy of “A Child’s Garden of Verses?” His poems were great to read aloud! Here’s his Autumn Fires:”

In the other gardens

And all up the vale,

From the autumn bonfires

See the smoke trail!

 Pleasant summer over

And all the summer flowers,

The red fire blazes,

The grey smoke towers.

 Sing a song of seasons!

Something bright in all!

Flowers in the summer,

Fires in the fall!


3 thoughts on “A Poet for ALL Ages!

  1. Thank you for sharing this! Unfortunately I didn’t have the pleasure of having that book in my childhood and have only been discovering his poetry lately. This one is a delight! Thanks again, and I’m so glad to have found your wonderful blog through Ivon. Blessings, Gina

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