Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, FRAGMENT, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON



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First Line: Thou strainest through the mountain fern
Last Line: Tern!
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Wordsworth, William (1770-1850)


THOU strainest through the mountain fern,
A most exiguously thin
Burn.
For all thy foam, for all thy din,
Thee shall the pallid lake inurn,
With well-a-day for Mr. Swin-
Burne!
Take then this quarto in thy fin
And, O thou stoker huge and stern,
The whole affair, outside and in,
Burn!
But save the true poetic kin,
The works of Mr. Robert Burn'
And William Wordsworth upon Tin-
Tern!





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