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Upon a river like a boat I saw an autumn leaf afloat | 22-Jun-10

Upon a river like a boat
I saw an autumn leaf afloat
A yellow ship with golden masts
It fluttered once and drifted past
There came a green and gauzy fly
Who flew down as the ship sailed by
And on the deck with wings spread wide
He sat and drifted with the tide

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Iremember this from grade three ,

Upon a river like a boat
I saw an autumn leaf afloat
A yellow ship with golden masts
It fluttered once and drifted past
There came a green and gauzy fly
Who flew down as the ship sailed by
And on the deck with wings spread wide
He sat and floated with the tide,
Oh wind blow softly if you blow ,
Oh river water gently flow
And keep the yellow leaf boat dry ,
And safe for little sailor Fly


Jennie-Mae Smyth

I remember learning this poem at school.
I am 99% positive it was written by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Unfortunately I do not remember the title.
If I had written it, I would have called it Sailor Fly. That is the logical title for it. I am sure he would have done the same.
I was only seven when I learnt it and that was sixty years ago
,so my version may not be perfect,
Here is how I remember it.

Upon a river like a boat,
I saw an autumn leaf afloat,
A tiny ship with golden mast,
It fluttered once and drifted past.

There came a green and gauzy fly,
Who flew down and the ship sailed by,
And upon deck with wings spread wide,
He sat and floated with the tide.

Oh! Wind blow softly, if you blow,
Oh! River water gently flow,
And keep the yellow leaf boat dry,
And safe for little sailor fly.

Robert Louis Stevenson




John Torridge


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