Robert Louis Stevenson

(1850-1894 / Edinburgh / Scotland)

Requiem - Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson

Under the wide and starry sky
Dig the grave and let me lie.
Glad did I live and gladly die,
And I laid me down with a will.

This be the verse you grave for me;
"Here he lies where he longed to be,
Home is the sailor, home from sea,
And the hunter home from the hill."


Comments about Requiem by Robert Louis Stevenson

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (9/14/2015 5:25:00 PM)

    Here he lies where he longed to be,
    Home is the sailor, home from sea,
    And the hunter home from the hill.

    I've always loved these 3 lines.. (Report) Reply

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  • Thabani Khumalo Thabani Khumalo (6/16/2015 9:08:00 AM)

    I have a vision to write like this, only if god would bless me enough to.yz (Report) Reply

  • Shes Akhtar (6/16/2015 1:52:00 AM)

    Read it once,and it will be in ur heart forever. (Report) Reply

  • Matthew Cushing (3/1/2006 10:56:00 PM)

    Simple, elegant, heart-warming (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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