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A Child's Garden of Verses
written by "Squire, Maud Hunt, 1873-"
...s about the sky; And all around I heard you pass, Like ladies' skirts across the grass— O wind, a-blowing all day long! O wind, that sings so loud a song! I saw the different things you did, But always you yourself you hid. I felt you push, I heard you call, I could not see yourself at all— O wind, a-blowing all day long, O wind, that sings so loud a song! O you that are so strong and cold, O blower, are you young or old? Are you a beast of field and tree, Or just a stronger child than me? O wind, a-blowing all day long, O wind, that sings so loud a song! [Pg 53] "I felt you push, I heard you call." [Pg 54] Auntie's Skirts Whenever Auntie moves around Her dresses make a curious sound. They trail behind her up the floor, And trundle after through the door. [Pg 55] HAPPY THOUGHT The world is so full of a number of things, I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings. [Pg 56] THE COW The friendly cow all red and white, I love with all my heart; She gives me cream with all her might, To eat with apple-tart. She wanders lowing here and there, And yet she cannot stray, All in the pleasant open air, The pleasant light of day; And blown by all the winds that pass And wet with all the showers, She walks among the meadow grass And eats the meadow flowers. [Pg 57] "She walks among the meadow grass." [Pg 58] MY BED IS A BOAT My bed is like a little boat; Nurse helps me in when I embark; She girds me in my sailor's coat And starts me in the dark. At night, I go on board and say Good-night to all my friends on shore; I shut my eyes and sail away And see and hear no more. [Pg 59] And sometimes things to bed I take, As prudent sailors have to do; Perhaps a slice of wedding-cake, Perhaps a toy or two. All night across the dark we steer; But when the day returns at last, Safe in my room, beside the...

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