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Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson


About the Sheltered Garden Ground


ABOUT the sheltered garden ground
The trees stand strangely still.
The vale ne'er seemed so deep before,
Nor yet so high the hill.

An awful sense of quietness,
A fulness of repose,
Breathes from the dewy garden-lawns,
The silent garden rows.

As the hoof-beats of a troop of horse
Heard far across a plain,
A nearer knowledge of great thoughts
Thrills vaguely through my brain.

I lean my head upon my arm,
My heart's too full to think;
Like the roar of seas, upon my heart
Doth the morning stillness sink. 



Robert Louis Stevenson


Robert Louis Stevenson's other poems:
  1. Songs of Travel and Other Verses. 13. Mater Triumphans
  2. To Charles Baxter
  3. Voluntary
  4. Sonet VI. As in the Hostel by the Bridge I Sate
  5. Songs of Travel and Other Verses. 9. LET Beauty awake in the morn from beautiful dreams


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