Edwin Arlington Robinson

(22 December 1869 – 6 April 1935 / Maine / United States)

A Happy Man - Poem by Edwin Arlington Robinson

When these graven lines you see,
Traveller, do not pity me;
Though I be among the dead,
Let no mournful word be said.

Children that I leave behind,
And their children, all were kind;
Near to them and to my wife,
I was happy all my life.

My three sons I married right,
And their sons I rocked at night;
Death nor sorrow never brought
Cause for one unhappy thought.

Now, and with no need of tears,
Here they leave me, full of years,--
Leave me to my quiet rest
In the region of the blest.


Comments about A Happy Man by Edwin Arlington Robinson

  • (5/3/2018 4:50:00 PM)


    it was very poetic and beautiful. I like that it had a moral and that it rhymed, please oh please write some more and make this person a blessed child. (Report) Reply

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  • (4/24/2018 6:52:00 PM)


    *Slow claps* Erm, very nice job! Eh. (Report) Reply

  • (4/24/2018 9:14:00 AM)


    Quite pathetic (Report) Reply

  • (2/20/2018 5:03:00 PM)


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  • (12/7/2017 12:11:00 PM)


    When these graven lines you see,



    Children that I leave behind,

    Near to them and to my wife,
    I was happy all my life.

    My three sons I married right, because i am gay

    Death nor sorrow never brought
    In the region of the poop lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol
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  • (12/7/2017 11:50:00 AM)


    LMAO LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL
    HAAAAAAA
    (Report) Reply

    (2/14/2018 5:02:00 PM)

    Wot the freck r u laffing at et's nut fonny

  • (12/7/2017 11:48:00 AM)


    LMAO LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL (Report) Reply

  • (12/7/2017 11:46:00 AM)


    LMAO LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL (Report) Reply

  • (12/7/2017 11:44:00 AM)


    cats poop poop poop poop (Report) Reply

  • Kshirod Kumar Dehury (12/4/2017 7:56:00 AM)


    oooohhhhhh, lovely poem, so, thanks.10++++ (Report) Reply

  • Kyvin Nash (9/28/2017 12:46:00 AM)


    I can't get enough of this beautiful writ, all I do is read...read and read, its wonderful +10 (Report) Reply

  • Chinedu Dike (1/14/2017 7:35:00 PM)


    Lovely depiction of the peace of mind a happy man. Insightful and elegantly brought forth. (Report) Reply

  • Thabani Khumalo (6/16/2015 9:01:00 AM)


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

  • (1/11/2015 8:46:00 PM)


    Very adept perspective on life - being happy enough to die....... (Report) Reply

  • Karan Pratap Singh (1/11/2015 3:25:00 PM)


    Ohh what a work indeed.! (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (1/11/2015 11:36:00 AM)


    not many people get a chance to lead a life to their entire satisfaction and leave this world with a sense of divine bliss. (Report) Reply

  • (1/11/2015 9:37:00 AM)


    A great life and contented life and it is amazing and beautiful. Great it is. (Report) Reply

  • (1/11/2015 5:22:00 AM)


    The poet deserves praise as he wishes not to be remembered (Report) Reply

  • Savita Tyagi (1/11/2014 9:13:00 AM)


    Lovely poem. A life lived with family love and affection faces the ultimate end with peace and satisfaction. Not a trace of sorrow or fear in poet's heart. A cherished moment of life when such emotions are expressed. (Report) Reply

  • Jack Growden (1/11/2014 2:44:00 AM)


    What a fantastic poem! ! Pure genius (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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