The Swing

Illustration of girl on swing - poems for kids
A child describes the bliss of playing on a swing.
The Swing

 

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,
River 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!

POEMS FOR KIDS BY ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

 
Header illustration from Pixabay, with thanks. 

LET’S CHAT ABOUT THE POEM ~ IDEAS FOR TALKING WITH KIDS

 
Conversation 

1. What is your favourite thing to do at the playground? Why do you like it so much? 

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