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Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson


Songs of Travel and Other Verses. 44. Evensong


THE embers of the day are red
Beyond the murky hill.
The kitchen smokes: the bed
In the darkling house is spread:
The great sky darkens overhead,
And the great woods are shrill.
So far have I been led,
Lord, by Thy will:
So far I have followed, Lord, and wondered still.

The breeze from the enbalmed land
Blows sudden toward the shore,
And claps my cottage door.
I hear the signal, Lord - I understand.
The night at Thy command
Comes. I will eat and sleep and will not question more.

       Vailima.



Robert Louis Stevenson


Robert Louis Stevenson's other poems:
  1. Songs of Travel and Other Verses. 13. Mater Triumphans
  2. About the Sheltered Garden Ground
  3. To Sydney
  4. Songs of Travel and Other Verses. 9. LET Beauty awake in the morn from beautiful dreams
  5. Songs of Travel and Other Verses. 36. TO S.C.


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