Robert Louis Stevenson

(1850-1894 / Edinburgh / Scotland)

Robert Louis Stevenson Poems

201. Foreign Lands 1/3/2003
202. Time To Rise 1/3/2003
203. When The Sun Come After Rain 12/31/2002
204. Spring Song 12/31/2002
205. A Valentine's Song 12/31/2002
206. At The Sea-Side 1/3/2003
207. Armies In The Fire 1/3/2003
208. Good And Bad Children 1/3/2003
209. Winter-Time 1/3/2003
210. The Dumb Soldier 1/3/2003
211. Happy Thought 1/3/2003
212. The Land Of Nod 1/3/2003
213. A Good Play 1/3/2003
214. Since Thou Hast Given Me This Good Hope, O God 12/31/2002
215. Windy Nights 1/3/2003
216. At Last She Comes 12/31/2002
217. The Vagabond 1/3/2003
218. Where Go The Boats? 1/3/2003
219. The Flowers 1/3/2003
220. Block City 1/3/2003
221. The Lamplighter 1/3/2003
222. A Thought 1/3/2003
223. Travel 1/3/2003
224. The Moon 1/3/2003
225. Autumn Fires 1/3/2003
226. The Cow 1/3/2003
227. The Land Of Counterpane 1/3/2003
228. To My Mother 1/3/2003
229. Love, What Is Love 12/31/2002
230. Flower God, God Of The Spring 12/31/2002
231. Bed In Summer 1/3/2003
232. Requiem 1/3/2003
233. Rain 1/3/2003
234. The Wind 1/3/2003
235. My Shadow 12/31/2002
236. A Good Boy 1/3/2003
237. From A Railway Carriage 1/3/2003
238. The Swing 1/3/2003
239. Summer Sun 1/3/2003

Comments about Robert Louis Stevenson

  • Konigan Barrutman Konigan Barrutman (10/3/2014 1:30:00 PM)

    It is right to see such a gentle man look harsh, because he has trodden down and known so much of a harsh world in order to command that visage in life. A goodly poet

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  • Lil Dietz (1/28/2014 8:47:00 PM)

    When I was 8, my grandparents gave me for Christmas, A Child's Garden of Verses, my first poetry book. I adored it and still have it on my bookshelf. I remember that when I read it, it seemed dreamlike and peaceful... I had a happy feeling. How odd, I think, looking back on it, that a child so young would like poetry? Later on in childhood I read Shel Silverstein's popular poetry books but they were much more, hit-you-over-the-head with silliness, while this book was more intelligent and wry. For example, The Whole Duty of Children, : A child should always say what's true, And speak when he is spoken to, And behave mannerly at the table, At least as far as he is able, which is accompanied by a drawing of a child asleep sitting before his half-eaten meal with his head on the table.

  • Iris Shih (4/15/2012 3:42:00 AM)

    There are a lot of my poems including the elements of rhymes, bits... what's more, fairy tale elements of a child's heart. Welcome.

  • Iris Shih (4/15/2012 3:40:00 AM)

    Comment about your poem Love

    Despair - What is despair?
    After lots of ups and downs – first you deny, then you realize, finally... you have to believe
    What wins? is … the one who departs first
    Who loses? is … the one who loves more and insists not to go
    What if …?
    Everything is just a game and tact?

  • Bernard Onoja (8/14/2011 11:32:00 PM)

    Robert is a poet per excellence.His style is simply but strikes the audience with precision. I would be honored if he can appraise my poems, i would be encouraged by his criticism

  • James Marcum (5/3/2011 11:57:00 AM)

    When I was a very young boy in school I was given a book of poetry written by Robert Louis Stevenson...one of his poems has stuck with me all these years, 'The Land of Counterpane.' When I was ill and bed fast I would play with my toys among the bed-clothes. I guess most every young person has experienced this....

Best Poem of Robert Louis Stevenson

Summer Sun

Great is the sun, and wide he goes
Through empty heaven with repose;
And in the blue and glowing days
More thick than rain he showers his rays.

Though closer still the blinds we pull
To keep the shady parlour cool,
Yet he will find a chink or two
To slip his golden fingers through.

The dusty attic spider-clad
He, through the keyhole, maketh glad;
And through the broken edge of tiles
Into the laddered hay-loft smiles.

Meantime his golden face around
He bares to all the garden ground,
And sheds a warm and glittering look ...

Read the full of Summer Sun

The Land Of Counterpane

When I was sick and lay a-bed,
I had two pillows at my head,
And all my toys beside me lay,
To keep me happy all the day.

And sometimes for an hour or so
I watched my leaden soldiers go,
With different uniforms and drills,
Among the bed-clothes, through the hills;

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