August 5th, 2014
"The Swing" is a poem that describes something all kids have thought of while swinging… What if I went really high up on the swing? What would I see? You can read "The Swing" below and listen to a wonderful recording of it. It was recited by a boy named Willy. MP3 Recording of The […]
July 7th, 2014
It’s always fun to celebrate the season with a poem. Here’s a nice one about summer by Robert Louis Stevenson with a recording… MP3 Recording of Summer Sun Summer Sun 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 […]
May 17th, 2013
Here’s a lovely poem about The Wind by Robert Louis Stevenson with a couple of mp3 renditions. MP3 of The Wind 2nd MP3 of The Wind The Wind I saw you toss the kites on high And blow the birds about the sky; And all around I heard you pass, Like ladies’ skirts across […]
July 18th, 2012
The poem My Bed is a Boat reminds me of being a kid and playing with my friends on the couch pretending it was a rowboat. What fun! You can read the poem below and listen along on YouTube videos. There are 3 renditions: the 1st is recited, the 2nd is sung as a lullaby, […]
January 20th, 2012
Here’s the poem "Windy Nights" by Robert Louis Stevenson with a recording and illustrations… MP3 Recording of Windy Nights Windy Nights By Robert Louis Stevenson Whenever the moon and stars are set, Whenever the wind is high, All night long in the dark and wet, A man goes riding by. Late in the night when […]
October 9th, 2010
Foreign Lands is a lovely children’s poem by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894). Below you can find the words to the poem and listen to three readings of it… Listen to a recording of Foreign Lands (mp3) #1 Read by Stephanie König Listen to a recording of Foreign Lands (mp3) #2Read by Steven Lamb Listen to […]
April 11th, 2010
Here’s a poem about blocks by Robert Louis Stevenson accompanied by a drawing by Gracie and an mp3 recording… Block City by Robert Louis Stevenson What are you able to build with your blocks? Castles and palaces, temples and docks. Rain may keep raining, and others go roam, But I can be happy and building […]
May 29th, 2009
“My Shadow” is a wonderful poem by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94). It’s a great piece to share with your kids, grandkids or students! You can listen to it recited, by clicking the link below… Listen to MP3 of My Shadow My Shadow I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me, And […]
May 9th, 2009
SINGING OF speckled eggs the birdie sings And nests among the trees; The sailor sings of ropes and things In ships upon the seas. The children sing in far Japan, The children sing in Spain; The organ with the organ man Is singing in the rain.
December 21st, 2005
Winter-time by Robert Louis Stevenson Late lies the wintry sun a-bed, A frosty, fiery sleepy-head; Blinks but an hour or two; and then, A blood-red orange, sets again. Before the stars have left the skies, At morning in the dark I rise; And shivering in my nakedness, By the cold candle, bathe and dress. Close […]
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