Requiem Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson

Requiem

Rating: 3.9


Under the wide and starry sky
Dig the grave and let me lie.
Glad did I live and gladly die,
And I laid me down with a will.

This be the verse you grave for me;
'Here he lies where he longed to be,
Home is the sailor, home from sea,
And the hunter home from the hill.'

Requiem
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Matthew Cushing 01 March 2006

Simple, elegant, heart-warming

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Fabrizio Frosini 14 September 2015

Here he lies where he longed to be, Home is the sailor, home from sea, And the hunter home from the hill. I've always loved these 3 lines..

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Don Rood 29 May 2016

My mother quoted this poem frequently when I was growing up. I just read it to her, now in her final hours of hospice care

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Glenys 16 September 2018

Special connection

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david andrews 31 October 2021

so much in so few words, ... and you got to be 60 or 70 years old to appreciate it

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Cindy 29 June 2019

Home From The HIll with Robert Mitchum. Great movie.

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Adeeb Alfateh 30 May 2019

great 10++++++++++++++//

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Adeeb Alfateh 30 May 2019

This be the verse you grave for me; " Here he lies where he longed to be, Home is the sailor, home from sea, And the hunter home from the hill." //beautiful

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CJ Osborne 23 May 2019

When responding to a post that used " sexed, " (I then used the first 3 letters; present tense) , it was changed to two asterisks. A site that cannot handle the common word for gender, when used as a reference to an original post, seems to be fearful of words.

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Wblount 08 August 2021

Or maybe a site that understands acknowledges the power of words. I'm glad to here that this site exercises wisdom uncommon in it's time.

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