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(30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936 / Bombay)

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A Child's Garden

<i>R. L. Stevenson</i>


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  • Bijay Poudel (1/6/2014 1:22:00 AM)

    Nice poem. But why mention rl stevenson in the beginning?

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  • * Sunprincess * (1/6/2014 12:36:00 AM)

    .....a nice playful poem...enjoyed..

  • Monai Williams (1/6/2013 10:27:00 PM)

    Great poem. I love it: -)

  • Gajanan Mishra (1/6/2013 4:05:00 AM)

    hitting thick piano-strings. good poem. thanks.

  • David Beckham (1/6/2013 12:12:00 AM)

    awesome! This is about everything really. Health, life and technology and how we use it to serve our needs. But the bigger impact is that it begs for Reflections on our choice of transportation and the harmful effect on man and nature. Nicely done

  • Alyssa Swensen (1/6/2012 7:36:00 PM)

    Good poem :) i really enjoyed it

  • Cs Vishwanathan (1/6/2011 5:25:00 AM)

    I am also asking the same questions as Kevin Straw. I think here Kipling has fallen off his perch. His words here are insipid.

  • Kevin Straw (1/6/2010 7:28:00 AM)

    Does anyone know what the connection was beween Kipling, Croydon, TB and R L Stevenson?

  • Joseph Poewhit (1/6/2010 5:03:00 AM)

    Even Kipling was caught by man's inner wish to fly. Though the poem is away from his love of India and his vast knowledge of the region and people.

  • Ramesh T A (1/6/2010 1:32:00 AM)

    Childish pleasure is different from mature pleasure which is lasting forever strong or sick or young or old! A realisation of this truth comes after sometime in life! Nice poem!

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