A Poem called The Swing


"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 Swing

The Swing
by Robert Louis Stevenson

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,
Rivers 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!

Recited by Willy


Mama Lisa

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