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Robert Louis Stevenson (Роберт Льюис Стивенсон)


Songs of Travel and Other Verses. 7. PLAIN as the glistering planets shine


PLAIN as the glistering planets shine
When winds have cleaned the skies,
Her love appeared, appealed for mine,
And wantoned in her eyes.

Clear as the shining tapers burned
On Cytherea's shrine,
Those brimming, lustrous beauties turned,
And called and conquered mine.

The beacon-lamp that Hero lit
No fairer shone on sea,
No plainlier summoned will and wit,
Than hers encouraged me.

I thrilled to feel her influence near,
I struck my flag at sight.
Her starry silence smote my ear
Like sudden drums at night.

I ran as, at the cannon's roar,
The troops the ramparts man -
As in the holy house of yore
The willing Eli ran.

Here, lady, lo! that servant stands
You picked from passing men,
And should you need nor heart nor hands
He bows and goes again.



Robert Louis Stevenson's other poems:
  1. Songs of Travel and Other Verses. 32. In Memoriam E. H.
  2. Songs of Travel and Other Verses. 18. THE stormy evening closes now in vain
  3. Songs of Travel and Other Verses. 24. FAREWELL, fair day and fading light!
  4. Songs of Travel and Other Verses. 19. To Dr. Hake
  5. Songs of Travel and Other Verses. 22. I HAVE trod the upward and the downward slope


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