Lewis Carroll (27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898 / Cheshire)
Inscribed to a Dear Child:
In Memory of Golden Summer Hours
And Whispers of a Summer Sea
Girt with a boyish garb for boyish task,
Eager she wields her spade: yet loves as well
Rest on a friendly knee, intent to ask
The tale he loves to tell.
Rude spirits of the seething outer strife,
Unmeet to read her pure and simple spright,
Deem if you list, such hours a waste of life,
Empty of all delight!
Chat on, sweet Maid, and rescue from annoy
Hearts that by wiser talk are unbeguiled.
Ah, happy he who owns that tenderest joy,
The heart-love of a child!
Lewis Carroll's Other Poems
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- A Game of Fives
- A Nursery Darling
- A Sea Dirge
- A Strange Wild Song
- A Valentine
- Alice And The White Knight
- All In The Golden Afternoon
- Another Acrostic ( In the style of Fathe...
- Atalanta In Camden -Town
- Bessie's Song To Her Doll
- Brother And Sister
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