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Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson


A Child's Garden of Verses. 3. At the Sea-Side


When I was down beside the sea
A wooden spade they gave to me
    To dig the sandy shore.

My holes were empty like a cup.
In every hole the sea came up,
    Till it could come no more.



Robert Louis Stevenson

Poem Theme: Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson's other poems:
  1. Songs of Travel and Other Verses. 13. Mater Triumphans
  2. About the Sheltered Garden Ground
  3. Songs of Travel and Other Verses. 34. To My Old Familiars
  4. Voluntary
  5. Sonet VI. As in the Hostel by the Bridge I Sate

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