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.
In Plockton
Cora Kennedy Aitken
A WILD, blue sea traversed by furious winds;
Dark islands to the stormy surface blown;
Rough coasts where heather stains the swarthy stone.
Beating upon the rocks fierce rain begins;
A willow group low in the valley spins        5
And reels and dances like a demon thing.
Masses of mountains, gloomy at the base,
With silvery sides and tops of misty gold,
Magnificently gathered in their place,
Rise girt about with splendor manifold:        10
Enchanted skies thrown vast and glittering
Above the winds and rains that rush below.
Horizons where the rainbows to and fro
Pass over clouds of darkness and of snow.

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