Robert Louis Stevenson

(1850-1894 / Edinburgh / Scotland)

A Thought

Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson

It is very nice to think
The world is full of meat and drink,
With little children saying grace
In every Christian kind of place.


Comments about A Thought by Robert Louis Stevenson

  • Louise Passalacqua (12/3/2018 8:57:00 PM)

    Very much British kind of poem. Graceful and direct.(Report)Reply

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  • Vaibhav (8/31/2018 9:30:00 PM)

    Nice poem(Report)Reply

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  • Daniesza (4/21/2018 10:35:00 AM)

    That is the worst thing to hear a Robotic delivery just Ruins the whole soul of this poem(Report)Reply

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  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (10/2/2014 10:14:00 AM)

    Great thoughts and messages to the world in brief poem and it is so beautiful.(Report)Reply

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  • Jayatissa K. LiyanageJayatissa K. Liyanage (10/2/2014 9:11:00 AM)

    Short and sweet. Yet, it carries a huge message to the mankind, I feel. I enjoyed the poem.(Report)Reply

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  • Thomas DunckyThomas Duncky (10/2/2013 12:20:00 PM)

    I agree with Ramesh T A thatthis little piece here wasn't for all generations to grasp otherwise to modern man this sounds like an unfinished poem without disrespect. I love his Treasure Island though, so much!(Report)Reply

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  • Gajanan MishraGajanan Mishra (10/2/2013 9:17:00 AM)

    saying grace, good one, I like it.(Report)Reply

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  • Babatunde AremuBabatunde Aremu (10/2/2013 3:25:00 AM)

    We most times think about our present state oblivious of what others are going through. Great write!(Report)Reply

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  • Ruby HoneytipRuby Honeytip (10/2/2012 1:17:00 PM)

    I feel these are the musings of a very hungry man.....(Report)Reply

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  • Kevin StrawKevin Straw (10/2/2012 11:40:00 AM)

    There is no evidence whatsoever that this poem is an ironical plea for the hungry of the world. It comes from A Child's Garden of Verses written for his childhood nurse and when Stevenson was a staunch conservative.(Report)Reply

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  • Karen Sinclair (10/2/2012 12:42:00 AM)

    I believe (think) is the key word here.... it is very nice to think... i believe he realised it was not all so as people wished, hoped and expected...tyvm karen(Report)Reply

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  • Ramesh T ARamesh T A (10/2/2011 2:23:00 PM)

    It is a poem of his time and not suitable for a all times to read appreciate! He is not much remembered for his poems and appreciated other than his novel, The Treasure Island!(Report)Reply

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  • Sandile Perfect Ngema (10/2/2011 4:27:00 AM)

    Great Thought Indeed.(Report)Reply

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  • JH Poetry (10/2/2010 11:09:00 AM)

    thought provoking, hm(Report)Reply

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  • Guybrush Threepwood (10/2/2009 2:57:00 PM)

    I like how pretentious everyone is on this site. It seriously makes me laugh every day I come here. (See, I understand irony!)

    Anyway, the poem is a thought, thought by a man who thought quite a lot. (I'm still doing it!) If he meant for it to be ironic, he didn't do a great job of getting that across. If it's just a thought, well... then it's just a thought.(Report)Reply

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  • Ravi ARavi A (10/2/2009 11:38:00 AM)

    A nice, good thought. Let is come true.(Report)Reply

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  • Peter Maddox (10/2/2009 6:56:00 AM)

    Have read your readers comments and despair - do not these people understand irony?(Report)Reply

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  • Christine Schmidt (10/2/2009 5:29:00 AM)

    Maybe he meant well, with a little sarcasm and hint of hope. Interesting poem. I like it-short and to the point.(Report)Reply

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  • Kevin StrawKevin Straw (10/2/2009 3:43:00 AM)

    What a smug vacuous poem! When RLS was writing starvation was everywhere, not least in his own country Britain.(Report)Reply

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  • Ramesh T ARamesh T A (10/2/2009 1:54:00 AM)

    A wonderful dream to think about! Let the dream come true one day! And it will happen!(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003