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Thomas Humphry Ward, ed.  The English Poets.  1880–1918.
Vol. V. Browning to Rupert Brooke
 
To S. R. Crockett
By Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894)
 
(On Receiving a Dedication)

BLOWS the wind to-day, and the sun and the rain are flying,
  Blows the wind on the moors to-day and now,
Where about the graves of the martyrs the whaups are crying,
  My heart remembers how!
 
Grey recumbent tombs of the dead in desert places,        5
  Standing-stones on the vacant wine-red moor,
Hills of sheep, and the homes of the silent vanished races,
  And winds, austere and pure:
 
Be it granted me to behold you again in dying,
  Hills of home! and to hear again the call;        10
Hear about the graves of the martyrs the peewees crying,
  And hear no more at all.

  VAILIMA.
 
 
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