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

  • (7/2/2016 6:29:00 PM)


    My father quoted this poem 30 years back when i was in 8th std. But still i was remembering his intellectual approach and style. May Allah Almighty Bless my father and put him Janat ul Firdaus. (Report) Reply

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  • (7/2/2016 6:28:00 PM)


    My father quoted this poem 30 years back when i was in 8th std. But still i was remembering his intellectual approach and style. (Report) Reply

  • (5/29/2016 5:22:00 AM)


    My mother quoted this poem frequently when I was growing up. I just read it to her, now in her final hours of hospice care (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (5/7/2016 12:53:00 PM)


    Lovely poem where the poet fantasizes the scene of his death and the preparations for his burial and for writhing his own epitaph. (Report) Reply

  • (4/23/2016 12:47:00 PM)


    The poets job is to communicate beauty, or honor, or the search for justice or the search for that longed for or the need for help or the hope for the future or the lasting love of devotion or....

    And Stevenson did all those things. God bless you Robert.
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  • 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..
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  • 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

  • (6/16/2015 1:52:00 AM)


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

  • (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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