A Child's Garden of Verses: A Classic Illustrated edition by Robert Louis Stevenson

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By Robert Louis Stevenson

Here's a vintage, illustrated variation of 1 of the simplest enjoyed poetry collections on the earth. Lavishly illustrated with greater than a hundred images by way of the main extraordinary kid's booklet artists of the overdue 19th and early 20th centuries, this version of A kid's backyard of Verses comprises the entire poems that seemed within the unique booklet, released over a hundred years in the past.

This is a quantity to be adored for an entire life: by means of mom and dad and by means of grandparents who grew up with the poems and, such a lot of all, by way of childrens who're being brought to this awesome assortment for the 1st time.

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Stopped Starting to imagine the nights as they were 8/1—8/15/05 in the “wilderness Area” cold and clear. The glittering sky and her constellating Her pattern-attentive, her meaning-seeking imagination Sharp edges of stones under the trail map shifted Letters, adding angles, sometimes the pressure Showing she tried to make sure. Words that seemed clear Enough once were now hard to make out. Teetered Into other significances, destinations. No, I said, here. . Who would have seen the connection immediately That much is clear.

Away what is it you see when you say the word away. Distant music drowning out the voice of the woman saying the house was nearly destroyed in the flood and then the abandoned houses on either side were burned down and now the neighborhood itself is not . . and the song ends. Little spatter of applause and the band leader repeats the name of the band in case we just got there and the title of the next song. “That’s what happened” is a simple phrase in which something complicated happens or many complicated things are happening: there’s the truth claim as well as the stepping away from same and the wave toward objectivity or a more comfortably shared frame of reference.

Oh, but it’s so Late! Last (fake Bliss) chance! Sister as mist Numbers nothing, reminds us she was accompanied, sees the blossoms Some lying down, resting “as if for weariness,” whose dream What ‘progress’ impossible having 16 Waved away these visions of other “Late” One step forward two steps Dancers frozen posed Out-done out of it Waves When on my completely transparent goes by right Recording and then What wealth And then Cortege of My heart Only This show The surface itself in places removed by the force 17 The Proofs Arrive (“starts” instead of stars) Somewhere between a dark cobalt and a light manganese A strip of her torn backpack by “the drag marks” at the edge Of the trail In a journal brought down from the attic the single line She copied out “Why bother to send it at all .

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