To Willie and HenriettaViewed 77 times
If two may read aright
These rhymes of old delight
And house and garden play,
You too, my cousins, and you only, may.
You in a garden green
With me were king and queen,
Were hunter, soldier, tar,
And all the thousand things that children are.
Now in the elders' seat
We rest with quiet feet,
And from the window-bay
We watch the children, our successors, play.
"Time was," the golden head
But time which one can bind,
While flowing fast away, leaves love behind.
Let us, who part like brothers, part like bards;
And you in your tongue and measure, I in mine,
Our now division duly solemnise.
The infinite shining heavens
Rose and I saw in the night
Uncountable angel stars
My tea is nearly ready and the sun has left the sky …
It's time to take the window to see Leerie going by …
For every night at teatime a...
When I was sick and lay a-bed,
I had two pillows at my head,
And all my toys beside me lay,
From breakfast on through all the day
At home among my friends I stay,
But every night I go abroad
At evening when the lamp is lit,
Around the fire my parents sit;
They sit at home and talk and sing,
When at home alone I sit
And am very tired of it,
I have just to shut my eyes
Far `yont amang the years to be
When a' we think, an' a' we see,
An' a' we luve, `s been dung ajee
Where the bells peal far at sea
Cunning fingers fashioned me.
There on palace walls I hung
The moon has a face like the clock in the hall;
She shines on thieves on the garden wall,
On streets and fields and harbour quays,