Robert Louis Stevenson

(1850-1894 / Edinburgh / Scotland)

Thou Strainest Through The Mountain Fern - Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson

THOU strainest through the mountain fern,
A most exiguously thin Burn.
For all thy foam, for all thy din,
Thee shall the pallid lake inurn,
With well-a-day for Mr. Swin-Burne!
Take then this quarto in thy fin
And, O thou stoker huge and stern,
The whole affair, outside and in,
Burn!
But save the true poetic kin,
The works of Mr. Robert Burn'
And William Wordsworth upon Tin-Tern!


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002



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