"The Flowers" -- Robert Louis Stevenson

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Robert Louis Stevenson
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Event Date:
1883
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Copyright Date:
1883
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Four-stanza poem by Scottish poet Robert Louis Stevenson.

The Flowers

All the names I know from nurse:
Gardener's garters, Shepherd's purse,
Bachelor's buttons, Lady's smock,
And the Lady Hollyhock.

Fairy places, fairy things,
Fairy woods where the wild bee wings,
Tiny trees for tiny dames--
These must all be fairy names!

Tiny woods below whose boughs
Shady fairies weave a house;
Tiny tree-tops, rose or thyme,
Where the braver fairies climb!

Fair are grown-up people's trees,
But the fairest woods are these;
Where, if I were not so tall,
I should live for good and all

Robert Louis Stevenson

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