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First Line: Great is the sun, and wide [or, wise] he goes
Last Line: The gardener of the world, he goes.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Variant Title(s): Garden Days: 4. Summer Sun
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening; Sun


Great is the sun, and wide he goes
Through empty heaven with repose;
And in the blue and glowing days
More thick than rain he showers his rays.

Though closer still the blinds we pull
To keep the shady parlour cool,
Yet he will find a chink or two
To slip his golden fingers through.

The dusty attic spider-clad
He, through the keyhole, maketh glad;
And through the sheds a warm and glittering look
Among the ivy's inmost nook.

Above the hills, along the blue,
Round the bright air with footing true,
To please the child, to paint the rose,
The gardener of the World, he goes.






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