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Robert Burns (1759–1796).  Poems and Songs.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
186. Lines on the Fall of Fyers
 
 
Near Loch-Ness.
Written with a Pencil on the Spot.
 
 
AMONG the heathy hills and ragged woods
The roaring Fyers pours his mossy floods;
Till full he dashes on the rocky mounds,
Where, thro’ a shapeless breach, his stream resounds.
As high in air the bursting torrents flow,        5
As deep recoiling surges foam below,
Prone down the rock the whitening sheet descends,
And viewles Echo’s ear, astonished, rends.
Dim-seen, through rising mists and ceaseless show’rs,
The hoary cavern, wide surrounding lours:        10
Still thro’ the gap the struggling river toils,
And still, below, the horrid cauldron boils—
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