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,
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Comments about A Happy Man by Edwin Arlington Robinson

  • (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
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  • (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)


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  • (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

  • (6/8/2013 3:15:00 PM)


    How does the traveler represent that life is not the major reason for pain? (Report) Reply

  • Kumi Nicholas (1/12/2013 9:40:00 AM)


    The personna refers to us as 'traveller' depicting that life is ephemeral and death is not the major reason for pity and pains as well as mourning as eulogize in the
    'traveller, do not pity me;
    Death nor sorrow never brought
    Cause for one unhappy thought.'
    #this a nice poem merred with rich ideals n thought..i realy enjoyed reading this.
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  • Babatunde Aremu (1/11/2013 10:32:00 AM)


    A good man derives satisfaction from his family. Robinson has shown that he is a family man in this poem. Great write. (Report) Reply

    (12/7/2017 12:13:00 PM)

    stupid lol lol lol lol lol

  • (1/11/2013 3:03:00 AM)


    Innate within the human heart is is a desire for family and loved ones to be happy and prosperous, a desire for our children and their children to prosper and do well. Robinson beautifully expresses the happiness joy peace and contentment that an individual may feel when happy with his or her life. This poem is rich and seasoned with love of immediate and extended family as the lines

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

    so clearly demonstrates. The narrator is happy that his sons married right, that he had the joy of their sons to rock at night. Even the speaking from death opening stanza advocates the theme of the joys reaped from a good family life. The narrator claims that in his life philosophy, death and sorrows, common to us all, never brought him a single unhappy thought. Death and sorrows are certainties we all have and will share, but the rewards of a good family life, a life lived in full years of no regret, was a very good life. The narrator is happy to leave all loved ones prosperous and well, to enjoy a quiet rest/ In the region of the blest. A beautiful poem of rich seasoned sentiment.
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