"Looking-Glass River" was composed by John Alden Carpenter in 1909 and published in 1912. It sets the poetry of Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson.
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from A Child's Garden of Verses (1885)
Smooth it slides upon its travel,
Here a wimple, there a gleam -
O the clean gravel!
O the smooth stream!
Sailing blossoms, silver fishes,
Paven pools as clear as air -
How a child wishes
To live down there!