Looking-Glass River


"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.

Looking-Glass River
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!

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