Robert Louis Stevenson

(1850-1894 / Edinburgh / Scotland)

In The States - Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson

With half a heart I wander here
As from an age gone by
A brother yet— though young in years,
An elder brother, I.

You speak another tongue than mine,
Though both were English born.
I towards the night of time decline,
You mount into the morn.

You shall grow great and strong and free,
But age must still decay:
To-morrow for the States— for me,
England and Yesterday.


Comments about In The States by Robert Louis Stevenson

  • Fabrizio Frosini (2/12/2016 10:42:00 AM)


    .......Scot........ :) (Report) Reply

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  • Fabrizio Frosini (2/12/2016 10:40:00 AM)


    To-morrow for the States— for me,
    England and Yesterday.

    the 'old' Scottish bows to the US :)
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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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