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Looking Glass River
Lyrics from Robert Louis Stevenson's
A Child's Garden of Verses
Music and Arrangement by Steve Klaper


This song is available on I Have a Little Shadow: A Child's Garden of Songs,
Inspired by the Poems of Robert Louis Stevenson.

Looking Glass River

Smooth it glides upon its travel, Here a wimple, there a gleam
O the clean gravel, O the smooth stream;
Sailing blossoms, silver fishes, Paven pools as clear as air
How a child wishes, To live down there.

We can see our coloured faces, Floating on the shaken pool
Down in cool places, Dim and very cool;
Till a wind or water wrinkle, Dipping marten, plumping trout,
Spreads in a twinkle, And blots all out.

See the rings pursue each other;
All below grows black as night,
Just as if mother, Had blown out the light;
Patience, children, just a minute,

See the spreading circles die;
The stream and all in it, Will clear by-and-by.

 

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Many thanks to Steven Klaper for permission to display these lyrics.
Music and arrangements © Steven Klaper/Ashira Music (BMI). All rights reserved. Used with permission.

 

 
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