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.
Foyers (Fyers), the River
Verses Written While Standing by the Fall of Fyers, near Loch Ness
Robert Burns (1759–1796)
AMONG the heathy hills and ragged woods
The foaming Fyers pours his mossy floods;
Till full he dashes on the rocky mounds,
Where, through a shapeless breach, his stream resounds.
As high in air the bursting torrents flow,        5
As deep recoiling surges foam below;
Prone down the rock the whitening sheet descends,
And viewless Echo’s ear, astonished, rends.
Dim seen, through rising mists and ceaseless showers,
The hoary cavern, wide surrounding, lowers;        10
Still through the gap the struggling river toils,
And still below, the horrid caldron boils.
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