The Swing of Poetry: Musings on Stevenson

Three years ago today, my first contribution to All Nine Muses was published. I still can’t thank Chief Muse Kelly Belmonte enough for her vote of confidence in giving me this opportunity, and all my fellow Muses for their support and encouragement.

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All Nine welcomes Rebeka Choat to share her musings on Robert Louis Stevenson. Becka is a reader, a writer, a lover of the printed word, dedicated to bringing people books to nourish mind, soul, and spirit.  Her website is www.booksbybecka.com.

Image by Rebeka Choat

The Swing of Poetry: Musings on Robert Louis Stevenson’s “The Swing” 

by Rebeka Choat 

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!

~ Robert Louis Stevenson

Early some mornings before…

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