Robert Louis Stevenson

(1850-1894 / Edinburgh / Scotland)

Love, What Is Love - Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson

LOVE - what is love? A great and aching heart;
Wrung hands; and silence; and a long despair.
Life - what is life? Upon a moorland bare
To see love coming and see love depart.


Comments about Love, What Is Love by Robert Louis Stevenson

  • Angela Wimberly (10/8/2018 5:15:00 PM)


    I adore poems about love. It's great to see how differently everyone explains how love feels to them... (Report) Reply

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  • Chandan Dey (9/3/2018 3:18:00 PM)


    It's a beautiful poem that looks for a nexus between love and life. Love is the entry and exit in the eye of Life.
    Chandan
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  • (8/29/2018 2:49:00 PM)


    GIVE ME A BREAK, THUMB SUCKERS! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

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  • Ruta Mohapatra (6/30/2018 7:10:00 AM)


    Love and life summed up so succinctly! (Report) Reply

  • (6/2/2018 9:22:00 PM)


    Add a comment..Love is some thing that do fails and depart...,unlike life is amazing.. (Report) Reply

  • Mahtab Bangalee (6/1/2018 12:59:00 AM)


    LOVE and LIFE
    matched up greatly

    To see love coming and see love depart.
    (Report) Reply

  • (4/30/2018 1:54:00 AM)


    I love poem (Report) Reply

  • Sylvaonyema Uba (4/17/2018 8:11:00 AM)


    A great and aching heart

    Well written and communicated.

    SylvaOnyema
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  • (1/27/2018 3:09:00 PM)


    A very nice one, indeed! (Report) Reply

  • (1/19/2018 4:02:00 PM)


    This so romantic as a nice teenager love ❤️ (Report) Reply

  • (12/6/2017 11:39:00 AM)


    This poem to me is the truth you can see when you love someone and you can also see when you fall out of that love.....its beautifull (Report) Reply

  • Abhimanyu Kumar.s (11/29/2017 6:45:00 PM)


    Caputued beautifully in a gist. Agree (Report) Reply

  • Yvonne Coleman-burney (10/17/2017 3:42:00 PM)


    Very nice, it is all of that but so worth the risk right? (Report) Reply

  • Rajendra Rout (9/21/2017 10:27:00 AM)


    LOVE - what is love? A great and
    aching heart;
    Wrung hands; and silence; and a long
    despair.
    Life - what is life? Upon a moorland
    bare
    To see love coming and see love
    depart.what a beautiful poem.thanks for shairing...10++++
    (Report) Reply

  • Joshua Adeyemi (6/25/2017 2:27:00 PM)


    Brief but encompassing inexplicable facts....
    Thanks for sharing!
    (Report) Reply

  • M Sagnik Das (6/4/2017 1:01:00 PM)


    A short but effective write. (Report) Reply

  • Chinedu Dike (1/14/2017 7:40:00 PM)


    A well encapsulated piece of poetry, insightfully brought forth with conviction. (Report) Reply

  • (11/20/2016 3:05:00 PM)


    (Love, What Is Love - Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson.) Love comes and goes. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002



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