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Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson


Farewell, and when forth
I through the Golden Gates to Golden Isles
Steer without smiling, through the sea of smiles,
Isle upon isle, in the seas of the south,
Isle upon island, sea upon sea,
Why should I sail, why should the breeze?
I have been young, and I have counted friends.
A hopeless sail I spread, too late, too late.
Why should I from isle to isle
Sail, a hopeless sailor?

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. Songs of Travel and Other Verses. 36. TO S.C.
  4. Songs of Travel and Other Verses. 38. The Woodsman
  5. The Canoe Speaks

Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Sydney Dobell Farewell ("Can I see thee stand")
  • Anne Brontë Farewell ("Farewell to thee! but not farewell")
  • Caroline Lamb Farewell ("Ah! frown not thus-nor turn from me")
  • James Lowell Farewell ("Farewell! as the bee round the blossom")

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