This is a good time to look back at one of the successes of the year; the Child’s Geocache of Verses. It has had enthusiastic feedback from many of its finders. It is not trivial to find, requires a bit of skill and is well worth the effort. I don’t want to give too much away about it though.
It is inspired by Stevenson’s A Child’s Garden of Verses. It is perhaps a good time to remember that Stevenson visited East Lothian for the best part of a year as a child. It was much later that he dedicated the poems to his nanny, Cummy, whose full name was Alison Cunningham. The dedication reads
“For the long nights you lay awake
And watched for my unworthy sake:
For your most comfortable hand
That led me through the uneven land:
For all the story-books you read:
For all the pains you comforted:
For all you pitied, all you bore,
In sad and happy days of yore:—
My second Mother, my first Wife,
The angel of my infant life—
From the sick child, now well and old,
Take, nurse, the little book you hold!”
Enjoy the Geocache!