Robert Louis Stevenson. In the Scottish canon to be placed alongside Burns is high praise indeed but it’s a rightful place for one of Scotland’s finest novelists and here, poets.
Born in 1850 he managed to cram much into his 44 years travelling widely to France, The States, Samoa and the South Seas.
Of course he is widely feted for his classics Dr Jeckyll & Mr Hyde, Treasure Island and poetry volumes such as A Child’s Garden Of Verses.
This volume is eclectic and encompassing and is brought to your ears by Richard Mitchley, Gideon Wagner, Tim Graham and Ghizela Rowe.
The poems are:
Robert Louis Stevenson - An Introduction;
To Home No More Home To Me;
Where Go The Boats;
A Song Of The Road;
The Canoe Speaks;
St Martins Summer;
Fifteen Men On The Dead Man's Chest;
From A Railway Carriage;
Men Are Heavens Piers;
Fair Isle At Sea;
Christmas At Sea;
I Who All The Winter Through;
Plain As The Glistering Planets;
In The Green And Gallant Spring;
The Gardener; Dedicatory Poem For'Underwoods' Not I;
The Old Chimaeras Old Receipts
; Bed In Summer;
The Summer Sun Shone Round Me;
The Celestial Surgeon;
I Do Not Fear To Own Me Kin;
Fear Not Dear Friend But Freely Live Your Days;
To My Mother;
To Dr Hake;
We Have Loved Of Yore;
A Valentines Song;
To Princess Kaiulani;
I Will Make You Brooches And Toys For Your Delight;
Youth And Love 1&2;
God Gave To Me A Child In Part;
Fixed Is The Doom;
Moral Emblems Part 1;
Moral Emblems Part 2;
The Land Of Nod
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