“Block City” by Robert Louis Stevenson (Favorite Poem Project)


“Block City” by
Robert Louis Stevenson What are you able to build with your blocks? /
Castles and palaces, temples and docks. / Rain may keep raining, and others go roam, /
But I can be happy and building at home. / Let the sofa be mountains, the carpet be sea, /
There I’ll establish a city for me: / A kirk and a mill and a palace beside, /
And a harbor as well where my vessels may ride. / Great is the palace with pillar and wall, /
A sort of a tower on top of it all, / And steps coming down in an orderly way /
To where my toy vessels lie safe in the bay. / This one is sailing and that one is moored: /
Hark to the song of the sailors on board! / And see on the steps of my palace, the kings /
Coming and going with presents and things! My name is Andrew Toporoff
and I’m 7 years old. -Jason you can
kick it all over! About this poem that is like is that it reminds me of my
little brother Jason that’s 2. And I always build things and he just
comes over and knocks them down. But I mostly like this poem based off him, it’s called “Block City”.
And I like other poems but I really like this poem.

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