The Vagabond Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Vagabond

Rating: 3.6


Give to me the life I love,
Let the lave go by me,
Give the jolly heaven above
And the byway nigh me.
Bed in the bush with stars to see,
Bread I dip in the river -
There's the life for a man like me,
There's the life for ever.

Let the blow fall soon or late,
Let what will be o'er me;
Give the face of earth around
And the road before me.
Wealth I seek not, hope nor love,
Nor a friend to know me;
All I seek, the heaven above
And the road below me.

Or let autumn fall on me
Where afield I linger,
Silencing the bird on tree,
Biting the blue finger.
White as meal the frosty field -
Warm the fireside haven -
Not to autumn will I yield,
Not to winter even!

Let the blow fall soon or late,
Let what will be o'er me;
Give the face of earth around,
And the road before me.
Wealth I ask not, hope nor love,
Nor a friend to know me;
All I ask, the heaven above
And the road below me.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Kevin Rice 28 June 2017

I love this poem. I first read it in primary school and now, more than half a century later, it is still one of my favourite poems. Nothing fancy or fanciful here but there is great power and feeling in the lines. I don't think he ever wrote a poem or novel I did not enjoy

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Vera Hannah 26 November 2020

It’s amazing. I just sing out unconsciously

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Valentina 19 August 2020

Super poem.. Very heartiest feeling..

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Shibam Ghosh 15 July 2018

A GOOD ROMANTIC POEM.FOR ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON.

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Samiran Kumar 28 June 2018

BELYADIH

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Ritik kumar 27 May 2018

It is a best poem, I never read like that poem.

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