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New Poems   By: (1850-1894)

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In Robert Louis Stevenson's collection of poetry titled "New Poems," readers are transported into a world of vivid imagery, powerful emotions, and introspective musings. With his masterful use of language and delicate poetic craftmanship, Stevenson proves his skill not only as a renowned storyteller but also as a profound poet.

This collection of poems carries the reader on a journey through different themes and subject matters, ranging from love and nature to mortality and human suffering. The diversity of the poems ensures that there is something for everyone within its pages, making it a captivating read.

Stevenson's ability to paint intricate pictures with his words is truly remarkable. With each poem, he masterfully weaves together vivid, sensory details that bring his verses to life. Whether describing the beauty of a rolling countryside or capturing the essence of an ephemeral moment, his imagery engages the reader's imagination and transports them to the heart of each poem.

Moreover, Stevenson's exploration of human emotions and experiences adds a profound depth to his poetry. Through his verses, he plumbs the depths of his own soul, laying bare his fears, hopes, and dreams. This vulnerability resonates with readers, allowing them to connect with the universal emotions that lie at the core of the human condition.

One notable aspect of "New Poems" is Stevenson's ability to seamlessly shift between different tones and styles. Some poems are tender and melancholic, while others are filled with vigor and playfulness. This versatility adds a dynamic quality to the collection, ensuring that the reader remains engaged and enthralled throughout.

While the majority of poems in this collection are undoubtedly impressive, there are a few weaker pieces that do not quite live up to the standard set by the rest of the book. Nevertheless, these occasional missteps do not detract significantly from the overall quality of the collection.

In conclusion, "New Poems" by Robert Louis Stevenson is a mesmerizing collection of verses that showcases the author's undeniable talent as a poet. It is a captivating journey through the complexities of the human experience, expressed through beautiful imagery and heartfelt emotions. Stevenson's words linger long after the book is closed, leaving a lasting impression on anyone fortunate enough to delve into its pages.

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New Poems Robert Louis Stevenson 1918 edition Scanned and proofed by David Price, email ccx074@coventry.ac.uk

New Poems

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PRAYER LO! IN THINE HONEST EYES I READ THOUGH DEEP INDIFFERENCE SHOULD DROWSE MY HEART, WHEN FIRST THE BLACKBIRD SINGS I DREAMED OF FOREST ALLEYS FAIR ST. MARTIN'S SUMMER DEDICATION THE OLD CHIMAERAS, OLD RECEIPTS PRELUDE THE VANQUISHED KNIGHT TO THE COMMISSIONERS OF NORTHERN LIGHTS THE RELIC TAKEN, WHAT AVAILS THE SHRINE? ABOUT THE SHELTERED GARDEN GROUND AFTER READING "ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA" I KNOW NOT HOW, BUT AS I COUNT SPRING SONG THE SUMMER SUN SHONE ROUND ME YOU LOOKED SO TEMPTING IN THE PEW LOVE'S VICISSITUDES DUDDINGSTONE STOUT MARCHES LEAD TO CERTAIN ENDS AWAY WITH FUNERAL MUSIC TO SYDNEY HAD I THE POWER THAT HAVE THE WILL O DULL COLD NORTHERN SKY APOLOGETIC POSTSCRIPT OF A YEAR LATER TO MARCUS TO OTTILIE THIS GLOOMY NORTHERN DAY THE WIND IS WITHOUT THERE AND HOWLS IN THE TREES A VALENTINE'S SONG HAIL! CHILDISH SLAVES OF SOCIAL RULES SWALLOWS TRAVEL TO AND FRO TO MESDAMES ZASSETSKY AND GARSCHINE TO MADAME GARSCHINE MUSIC AT THE VILLA MARINA FEAR NOT, DEAR FRIEND, BUT FREELY LIVE YOUR DAYS LET LOVE GO, IF GO SHE WILL I DO NOT FEAR TO OWN ME KIN I AM LIKE ONE THAT FOR LONG DAYS HAD SATE VOLUNTARY ON NOW, ALTHOUGH THE YEAR BE DONE IN THE GREEN AND GALLANT SPRING DEATH, TO THE DEAD FOR EVERMORE TO CHARLES BAXTER I WHO ALL THE WINTER THROUGH LOVE, WHAT IS LOVE? SOON OUR FRIENDS PERISH AS ONE WHO HAVING WANDERED ALL NIGHT LONG STRANGE ARE THE WAYS OF MEN THE WIND BLEW SHRILL AND SMART MAN SAILS THE DEEP AWHILE THE COCK'S CLEAR VOICE INTO THE CLEARER AIR NOW WHEN THE NUMBER OF MY YEARS WHAT MAN MAY LEARN, WHAT MAN MAY DO SMALL IS THE TRUST WHEN LOVE IS GREEN KNOW YOU THE RIVER NEAR TO GREZ IT'S FORTH ACROSS THE ROARING FOAM AN ENGLISH BREEZE AS IN THEIR FLIGHT THE BIRDS OF SONG THE PIPER TO MRS... Continue reading book >>




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