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Where go the boats? By Robert Louis Stevenson Dark brown is the river. Golden is the sand. It flows along for ever, With trees on either hand. Green leaves a-floating, Castles of the foam, Boats of mine a-boating- Where will all come home? On goes the river And out past the mill, Away down the valley, Away down the hill. Away down the river, A hundred miles or more, Other little children Shall bring my boats ashore Robert Louis Stevenson wrote this beautiful poem a little over 100 miles ago, yet: On go the boats Clap-Clunk! A splash upon my head. A new river pebble, now lies in my bed. So smooth and so silent, so still and so dead, never knowing, or showing, the dreams in its head. I'm woken, yet stunned, so upward I gaze, through the mirror perfection of my unbroken days. * * * Then comes a green boat, drifting through me, and down. Away through my valley, and away through my town. From source, to receiver, Autumn's shed gown: Circles within me and colours me brown. I've carried you onward, so often before. Yet this time I weep as I bring you to shore. For out, I must cast you, others to find, And I must be left, to wither behind. * * * Yet there in my mirror: an old child's face. Stevenson rowing, with care and with grace. * * * And what of the pebble so smoothed and so dead? And what of the fire, the rage in its head? Emboldened to mountains, backwards they reach. My impossible children, the sand of my beach. @batteredoldbook