Robert Louis Stevenson

(1850-1894 / Edinburgh / Scotland)

To What Shall I Compare Her? - Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson

TO what shall I compare her,
That is as fair as she?
For she is fairer - fairer
Than the sea.
What shall be likened to her,
The sainted of my youth?
For she is truer - truer
Than the truth.

As the stars are from the sleeper,
Her heart is hid from me;
For she is deeper - deeper
Than the sea.
Yet in my dreams I view her
Flush rosy with new ruth -
Dreams! Ah, may these prove truer
Than the truth.


Comments about To What Shall I Compare Her? by Robert Louis Stevenson

  • (2/24/2007 2:42:00 PM)


    eautiful poem. Very original thoughts. I love the poem and would read it to my wife (Report) Reply

    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 1 comments »



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Read poems about / on: truth, sea, heart, dream, star



Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002



[Report Error]