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March 8

Sing a Song

Summer Sun

from A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson

Great is the sun, and wide he goes
Through empty heaven with repose;
And in the blue and glowing days
More thick than rain he showers his rays.

Though closer still the blinds we pull
To keep the shady parlour cool,
Yet he will find a chink or two
To slip his golden fingers through.

The dusty attic spider-clad
He, through the keyhole, maketh glad;
And through the broken edge of tiles
Into the laddered hay-loft smiles.

Meantime his golden face around
He bares to all the garden ground,
And sheds a warm and glittering look
Among the ivy's inmost nook.

Above the hills, along the blue,
Round the bright air with footing true,
To please the child, to paint the rose,
The gardener of the World, he goes.


book cover The Summer the Town Bit Back - Ellen Feinman Moss

This book is available online through TumbleBooks. Access is provided by the Library of Virginia and Find It Virginia.

Try This

Help your child make a picture of your family or friends and what you can do outside in the summer. Draw the pictures, color, or cut pictures from magazines.

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