John Clare is considered England's greatest poet of childhood. He remembers childhood and knows and writes of the power of the child's imagination.
Reading this poem reminds me of the card table we used to cover with a blanket to make a tent, and the kitchen chairs that lined up to make a train. John Clare lived from 1795-1864.
Read his words and re-visit your childhood imagination. Return today.
Our fancies make us great and rich,
No bounds our wealth could fix,
A stool drawn round the room was soon
A splendid coach and six;
The magic of our minds was great
And even pebbles they
Soon as we chose to call them gold
Grew guineas in our play.