Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Books in Winter
Books in Winter
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Summer fading, winter comes--
Frosty mornings, tingling thumbs,
Window robins, winter rooks,
And the picture story-books.

Water now is turned to stone
Nurse and I can walk upon;
Still we find the flowing brooks
In the picture story-books.

All the pretty things put by,
Wait upon the children's eye,
Sheep and shepherds, trees and crooks,
In the picture story-books.

We may see how all things are
Seas and cities, near and far,
And the flying fairies' looks,
In the picture story-books.

am I to sing your praise,
Happy chimney-corner days,
Sitting safe in nursery nooks,
Reading picture story-books?

From the Child's Garden of Verses
by Robert Louis Stevenson
You can find a complete collection of his poems at Poetry Lover's Page.

Today we found an audio book to listen to while we worked, of another of Robert Louis Stevenson's works, "Treasure Island." Shiver me timbers, it is a bit scary.  The recording was from LibriVox, and many of my favorite Austen books, poetry, and other classics can be found there.

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