Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Robert Louis Stephenson

Fanny Stevenson (Robert Louis Stevenson’s wife). Probably the most frequently reprinted image of her

My Wife

Robert Louis Stevenson, 1850 - 1894
Trusty, dusky, vivid, true, 
With eyes of gold and bramble-dew, 
Steel-true and blade-straight, 
The great artificer 
Made my mate. 

Honour, anger, valour, fire; 
A love that life could never tire, 
Death quench or evil stir, 
The mighty master 
Gave to her. 

Teacher, tender, comrade, wife, 
A fellow-farer true through life, 
Heart-whole and soul-free 
The august father 
Gave to me.


1 comment:

lina warren said...

What a beautiful tribute to his soul companion!