The Swing, by Robert Louis Stevenson
A childhood favorite from the Child’s Garden of Verses.
How do you like to go up in a swing,
Up in the air so blue?
Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing
Ever a child can do!
Up in the air and over the wall,
Till I can see so wide,
River and trees and cattle and all
Over the countryside–
Till I look down on the garden green,
Down on the roof so brown–
Up in the air I go flying again,
Up in the air and down!
Here’s Jenny Z. reading the poem for the Lindenhurst Memorial Library audio collection.
We’d better get our swinging in before the weather prevents!