IMAGES OF SMALL THINGS FROM THE BIGGEST COUNTY IN TEXAS #620 – THE SWING!

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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!
As a child I had a worn dog eared copy of A Child’s Garden of Verses. I loved the places to which Mr Stevenson’s words could take me. Sometimes not even away from the safety of my own backyard, but it instilled in me a love of the power of verse and words. Not to mention the reinforced magic of things from which we never grow away.
Enjoy the power of verse today or go swing. Either way find some magic. ††† en theos †††jimwork

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