Here's a virtual movie of the great Scottish author and poet Robert Louis Stevenson reading "Blows the Wind Today" This beautiful poem is probably more properly ,though less obviously known as "The Whaups" A Scottish word for the bird "The Curlew" and was first published posthumously in 1896 with the footnote..Note 1. R. L. Stevenson. 'Songs of Travel', xliii. To S. R. Crockett on receiving a dedication. The last two stanzas of three. Written at Vailima.
Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (13 November 1850 -- 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
Robert Louis Stevenson was one of the most-read adventure novelists of the late 1800s. Among his most popular books were Kidnapped (1886), The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886), and Treasure Island (1883). The latter book features Stevenson's famous crafty pirate Long John Silver. Stevenson also published a much-loved book of poems, A Child's Garden of Verse (1885). Having suffered from tuberculosis for much of his life, Stevenson spent many years travelling in search of a climate that would suit his illness. He finally settled in Samoa, where he died in 1894 and is buried.
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