Robert Louis Stevenson

(1850-1894 / Edinburgh / Scotland)

At The Sea-Side - Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson

When I was down beside the sea
A wooden spade they gave to me
To dig the sandy shore.

My holes were empty like a cup.
In every hole the sea came up,
Till it could come no more.


Comments about At The Sea-Side by Robert Louis Stevenson

  • (1/8/2018 9:29:00 AM)


    It worked a lot for me as to complete my project in less time.. These are best poetics (Report) Reply

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  • Mana Kavingyan (2/12/2016 8:17:00 AM)


    Enjoyed your poem (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (2/12/2016 12:34:00 AM)


    WONDERFUL POEM.....Simple yet powerful (Report) Reply

  • Georgios Venetopoulos (9/17/2014 4:19:00 PM)


    I like it. Simple but sophisticated. (Report) Reply

  • Brian Jani (5/13/2014 12:45:00 PM)


    I like it Robert well written (Report) Reply

  • (5/6/2005 12:51:00 PM)


    The first poem I ever recited in assembly at Primary School. I was very young and found it easy to remember. I was surprised because the Headmistress had never heard of it and thought I'd written it! I don't think I'd ever seen the sea! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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