Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson

(1850-1894 / Edinburgh / Scotland)

A Good Play


We built a ship upon the stairs
All made of the back-bedroom chairs,
And filled it full of soft pillows
........................
........................
read full text »


Do you like this poem?
2 person liked.
9 person did not like.

Comments about this poem (A Good Play by Robert Louis Stevenson )

Enter the verification code :

  • Chaarzarul Rockett (2/13/2014 4:40:00 PM)

    Beautifully written poem. It's about never giving up on the life that we dream of. Mr. Stevenson may have felt that all of his friends gave up on their dreams and left him alone, to bear the weight of freedom, but they may not have been dreaming of doing adventurous things for the rest of their life. I know exactly how he feels. We all tend to think that those doing things differently than ourselves are for the worse, but they may think the same of us. The road less travelled may lead to paradise, but the price we pay is loneliness. (Report) Reply

  • Kristen Brady (8/14/2008 12:26:00 PM)

    This was a wonderfully written poem. I thought the structure was a quatrain, but the structure is so inconsistant, that it could not be a quatrain. Nevertheless, it is a well written poem with good use of rhyme. (Report) Reply

  • Marilyn Lott (8/14/2007 8:55:00 AM)

    He obvious had a wonderful childhood and spent
    much time reflecting back on it. Great work!

    Marilyn (Report) Reply

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou

New Poems

  1. BROKEN TOMORROW, john chizoba vincent
  2. We Were Married, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  3. Games People Play, Leria Hawkins
  4. Who Demand On The God's Lance, Pijush Biswas
  5. At the moment a bit sentimental, Cigeng Zhang
  6. HAVE YOU SEEN MY UNCLE., john chizoba vincent
  7. ADVERSITY, HARDSHIPS, LOVE & DELIVERANCE, Tom Zart
  8. Thoughts, slave master
  9. The Old Man and the Bench, Derek Keck
  10. आंखौ नोँ सना, Ronjoy Brahma

Poem of the Day

poet Helen Hunt Jackson

The month of carnival of all the year,
When Nature lets the wild earth go its way,
And spend whole seasons on a single day.
The spring-time holds her white and purple dear;
...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]