A train in the countryside

From a Railway Carriage ?

A delightful poem by Robert Louis Stevenson

Faster than fairies, faster than witches,
Bridges and houses, hedges and ditches;
And charging along like troops in a battle,
All through the meadows the horses and cattle:
All the sights of the hill and the plain
Fly as thick as driving rain;
And ever again, in the wink of an eye,
Painted stations whistle by.

Here is a child who clambers and scrambles,
All by himself and gathering brambles;
Here is a tramp who stands and gazes;
And there is the green for stringing the daisies!
Here is a cart run away in the road
Lumping along with man and load;
And here is a mill and there is a river:
Each a glimpse and gone for ever!


Have you heard of Stories Aloud? It’s a fantastic audio story app for kids and it has over 10 hours of delightful stories crammed packed with SFX and music – your kids will LOVE it!

Here’s a sample from the Adventure Poems Collection:

Post Author: Abigail