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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 gleam —

Life, what is it but a dream?


Poet Bio

Since Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland first appeared in 1865, Lewis Carroll’s (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) works have been loved by children and adults alike. His nonsense poetry and invented language create clear images of fantastic landscapes, animals, and heroes.

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