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Robert Louis Stevenson (Роберт Льюис Стивенсон)


For Richmond's Garden Wall


WHEN Thomas set this tablet here,
Time laughed at the vain chanticleer;
And ere the moss had dimmed the stone,
Time had defaced that garrison.
Now I in turn keep watch and ward
In my red house, in my walled yard
Of sunflowers, sitting here at ease
With friends and my bright canvases.
But hark, and you may hear quite plain
Time's chuckled laughter in the lane.



Robert Louis Stevenson's other poems:
  1. Songs of Travel and Other Verses. 13. Mater Triumphans
  2. About the Sheltered Garden Ground
  3. De Ligurra
  4. Songs of Travel and Other Verses. 21. THE morning drum-call on my eager ear
  5. Songs of Travel and Other Verses. 34. To My Old Familiars


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