Verse > Anthologies > Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed. > Poems of Places > Scotland
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed.  Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Scotland: Vols. VI–VIII.  1876–79.
The Bard’s Incantation
Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832)
THE FOREST of Glenmore is drear,
  It is all of black pine and the dark oak-tree;
And the midnight wind to the mountain deer
  Is whistling the forest lullaby;
The moon looks through the drifting storm,        5
But the troubled lake reflects not her form,
For the waves roll whitening to the land,
And dash against the shelvy strand.
There is a voice among the trees
  That mingles with the groaning oak,        10
That mingles with the stormy breeze,
  And the lake-waves dashing against the rock:
There is a voice within the wood,
The voice of the bard in fitful mood;
His song was louder than the blast,        15
As the bard of Glenmore through the forest passed.
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