The Land of Counterpane


The Counterpane is from Robert Louis Stevenson's collection, A Child's Garden of Verses (1905). Illustrations by Bessie Collins Pease.
The Land of Counterpane
When I was sick and lay a-bed,
I had two pillows at my head,
And all my toys beside me lay
To keep me happy all the day.

And sometimes for an hour or so
I watched my leaden soldiers go,
With different uniforms and drills,
Among the bed-clothes, through the hills.

And sometimes sent my ships in fleets
All up and down among the sheets;
Or brought my trees and houses out,
And planted cities all about.

I was the giant great and still
That sits upon the pillow-hill,
And sees before him, dale and plain,
The pleasant Land of Counterpane.

The Land of Counterpane is featured in our whimsical collection of Poems for Children


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