Robert Louis Stevenson (Video)
- Hi, my name is Sarah Covert.
- I am a Newcomb College
- alumna of the class of 2005
- and a career consultant
- at Tulane's
- Freeman School of Business in the
- Career Management Center.
- I am happy to share with you this poem
- that has meant so much to me
- for so much of my life.
- It's one that I learned as a child
- that I still resonate with.
- One of the ways
- that I often
- have been able to take care of myself
- is by going to a playground
- and taking a ride on a swing.
- And this poem captures
- that feeling of going up and down
- in the swing that means so much to me.
- Right now with playgrounds closed,
- I've had
- to find ways to comfort myself inside.
- But it's just such a good reminder
- of how important nature is to me
- and I look forward to the point
- at which we can go back into nature more.
- And for now, I'm
- just grateful for small walks
- and my balcony and patio
- and this opportunity to participate.
- The Swing by Robert Louis Stevenson.
- How do you like to
- go up in a swing, up in the air so blue?
- Oh, I do think it
- the pleasantest thing ever
- a child can do!
- Up in the air and over the wall,
- till I can see so wide, rivers and trees
- and cattle and all over the countryside—
- Till I look down on the garden green,
- down on the roof so brown— Up in the air
- I go flying again,
- up in the air and down!