Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, TO H. C. BUNNER, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

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TO H. C. BUNNER, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: You know the way to arcady
Last Line: May not disdain to hear.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Children; Singing & Singers; Childhood

YOU know the way to Arcady
Where I was born;
You have been there, and fain
Would there return.
Some that go thither bring with them
Red rose or jewelled diadem
As secrets of the secret king:
I, only what a child would bring.
Yet I do think my song is true;
For this is how the children do;
This is the tune to which they go
In sunny pastures high and low;
The treble pipes not otherwise
Sing daily under sunny skies
In Arcady the dear;
And you who have been there before,
And love that country evermore,
May not disdain to hear.

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