Robert Louis Stevenson > A Child’s Garden of Verses and Underwoods > XXXV. Skerryvore: The Parallel
Stevenson, Robert Louis (1850–1894).  A Child’s Garden of Verses and Underwoods.  1913.
XXXV. Skerryvore: The Parallel

HERE all is sunny, and when the truant gull 
Skims the green level of the lawn, his wing 
Dispetals roses; here the house is framed 
Of kneaded brick and the plumed mountain pine, 
Such clay as artists fashion and such wood         5
As the tree-climbing urchin breaks. But there 
Eternal granite hewn from the living isle 
And dowelled with brute iron, rears a tower 
That from its wet foundation to its crown 
Of glittering glass, stands, in the sweep of winds,  10
Immovable, immortal, eminent. 



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