Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed. Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes. Scotland: Vols. VIVIII. 187679.
Address to Kilchurn Castle, upon Loch Awe
William Wordsworth (17701850)
From the top of the hill a most impressive scene opened upon our view,a ruined castle on an island (for an island the flood had made it) at some distance from the shore, backed by a cove of the mountain Cruachan, down which came a foaming stream. The castle occupied every foot of the island that was visible to us, appearing to rise out of the water,mists rested upon the mountain-side, with spots of sunshine; there was a wild desolation in the low grounds, a solemn grandeur in the mountains, and the castle was wild, yet stately,not dismantled of turrets, nor the walls broken down, though obviously a ruin.Extract from the Journal of my Companion.
CHILD of loud-throated War! the mountain stream
Roars in thy hearing; but thy hour of rest
Is come, and thou art silent in thy age,
Save when the wind sweeps by and sounds are caught