Looking-Glass River

"Looking-Glass River" was composed by John Alden Carpenter in 1909 and published in 1912. It sets the poetry of Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson.

Date: 1912Composer: John Alden CarpenterText: Robert Louis Stevenson

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Looking-Glass River
by Robert Louis Stevenson
from A Child’s Garden of Verses (1885)

Smooth it slides 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!

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"Looking-Glass River"

Composer(s): John Alden Carpenter

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Composer(s): John Alden Carpenter

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