Lewis Carroll

(27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898 / Cheshire)

A Boat Beneath A Sunny Sky - Poem by Lewis Carroll

A BOAT beneath a sunny sky,
Lingering onward dreamily
In an evening of July --
Children three that nestle near,
Eager eye and willing ear,
Pleased a simple tale to hear --
Long has paled that sunny sky:
Echoes fade and memories die:
Autumn frosts have slain July.
Still she haunts me, phantomwise,
Alice moving under skies
Never seen by waking eyes.
Children yet, the tale to hear,
Eager eye and willing ear,
Lovingly shall nestle near.
In a Wonderland they lie,
Dreaming as the days go by,
Dreaming as the summers die:
Ever drifting down the stream --
Lingering in the golden dream --
Life, what is it but a dream?


Form: Acrostic

Comments about A Boat Beneath A Sunny Sky by Lewis Carroll

  • (11/18/2017 12:24:00 AM)

    I M surprised IT IS NOT AMAZING OMG HALLELUYA (Report) Reply

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  • (10/10/2016 10:20:00 AM)

    Nice (Report) Reply

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (1/19/2015 8:36:00 AM)

    Its not eyes that dream but the mind lovey poem (Report) Reply

  • Gajanan Mishra (1/19/2015 4:59:00 AM)

    Life what is it but a dream, true. (Report) Reply

  • (4/1/2014 2:43:00 PM)

    ..........lovely and yes life is a dream....enjoyed... (Report) Reply

  • (11/4/2007 12:38:00 AM)

    ALICE PLEASANCE LIDDELL... just in case anyone doesn't know that this is an acrostic. (Report) Reply

    Kim Barney (1/19/2015 4:28:00 PM)

    Nice catch, John. I have written many acrostics myself and hadn't even noticed that this was one!

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

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