Robert Louis Stevenson

Edinburgh / Scotland
Robert Louis Stevenson
Edinburgh / Scotland
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As One Who Having Wandered All Night Long

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AS one who having wandered all night long
In a perplexed forest, comes at length
In the first hours, about the matin song,
And when the sun uprises in his strength,
To the fringed margin of the wood, and sees,
Gazing afar before him, many a mile
Of falling country, many fields and trees,
And cities and bright streams and far-off Ocean's smile:

I, O Melampus, halting, stand at gaze:
I, liberated, look abroad on life,
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Susan Williams 13 November 2017
WoW! Sorry for the lack of eloquence- - - -but WoW! ! ! ! ! This goes on my favorite list. I cannot even choose my favorite line because each and every line is perfect, each and every choice of word perfect as one having wandered all night long by robert louis Stevenson
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Bernard F. Asuncion 09 November 2017
Such an interesting poem by Robert Louis Stevenson....
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Edward Kofi Louis 09 November 2017
Look abroad on life! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Kumarmani Mahakul 09 November 2017
The flow of the poem is haunting and touching. Nice expression. Last three lines are more remarkable.
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