Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, UNDERWOODS: BOOK 1: 34. SKERRYVORE, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON



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UNDERWOODS: BOOK 1: 34. SKERRYVORE, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: For love of lovely words, and for the sake
Last Line: The name of a strong tower.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Architecture & Architects; Lighthouses; Sea; Ocean


FOR love of lovely words, and for the sake
Of those, my kinsmen and my countrymen,
Who early and late in the windy ocean toiled
To plant a star for seamen, where was then
The surfy haunt of seals and cormorants:
I, on the lintel of this cot, inscribe
The name of a strong tower.





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