Scottish Poetry Selection
- Dew

Walter Wingate had a love of nature which comes through in many of his poems, including this one which could have come straight from Robert Louis Stevenson's "Child's Garden of Verses".


A million little gardeners,
Too small for you to see,
Are out tonight and watering
As busy as could be.

And all the daisies in the field
Can see them go about,
And shut their little eyelids tight
To keep the water out.

They give the pansies such a bath:
And on the shaven green
Each blade is frosted pearly grey
But where my steps have been.

Hark to the honeysuckle flowers
And roses, red and white,
Thanking the fairy gardeners
For coming round tonight.

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