Robert Louis Stevenson

(1850-1894 / Edinburgh / Scotland)

Robert Louis Stevenson Poems

41. Fixed Is The Doom 12/31/2002
42. Fragments 12/31/2002
43. To Rosabelle 12/31/2002
44. Tempest Tossed And Sore Afflicted 12/31/2002
45. To Madame Garschine 12/31/2002
46. In Lupum 12/31/2002
47. For Richmond's Garden Wall 12/31/2002
48. To Will H. Low 3/30/2010
49. I Now, O Friend, Whom Noiselessly The Snows 12/31/2002
50. Fair Isle At Sea 12/31/2002
51. Ne Sit Ancillae Tibi Amor Pudor 12/31/2002
52. To Marcus 12/31/2002
53. Since Years Ago For Evermore 12/31/2002
54. Mine Eyes Were Swift To Know Thee 12/31/2002
55. Soon Our Friends Perish 12/31/2002
56. Home, My Little Children, Hear Are Songs For You 12/31/2002
57. Late, O Miller 12/31/2002
58. Epitaphium Erotii 12/31/2002
59. Youth And Love 3/30/2010
60. To Charles Baxter 12/31/2002
61. It's Forth Across The Roaring Foam 12/31/2002
62. The Clock's Clear Voice Into The Clearer Air 12/31/2002
63. Marching Song 1/3/2003
64. Go, Little Book - The Ancient Phrase 12/31/2002
65. To N. V. De G. S. 3/30/2010
66. Spring Carol 12/31/2002
67. Now Bare To The Beholder's Eye 12/31/2002
68. De M. Antonio 12/31/2002
69. Men Are Heaven's Piers 12/31/2002
70. Early In The Morning I Hear On Your Piano 12/31/2002
71. I Dreamed Of Forest Alleys Fair 12/31/2002
72. In The Highlands 1/4/2003
73. Nest Eggs 1/3/2003
74. Come, Here Is Adieu To The City 12/31/2002
75. My Heart, When First The Black-Bird Sings 12/31/2002
76. Stout Marches Lead To Certain Ends 12/31/2002
77. To Alison Cunningham, From Her Boy 3/30/2010
78. I Know Not How, But As I Count 12/31/2002
79. Variant Form Of The Preceding Poem 12/31/2002
80. Music At The Villa Marina 12/31/2002

Comments about Robert Louis Stevenson

  • Linrui Peng (1/31/2017 12:29:00 AM)


    12 person liked.
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  • Leloudia Migdali (10/24/2016 2:22:00 AM)

    One of the most romantic minds of all times.

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (1/18/2016 11:19:00 AM)

    (from Wiki)

    Stevenson had always wanted his 'Requiem' inscribed on his tomb:

    '' 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. ''

    However, the piece is MISQUOTED in many places, including his tomb:

    Home is the sailor, home from THE sea,
    And the hunter home from the hill.

  • N Poojitha N Poojitha (9/13/2015 9:03:00 AM)

    awesome person awesome poems

  • 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

  • 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 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

Love, What Is Love

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.

Read the full of Love, What Is Love

Sonnet I

NOR judge me light, tho' light at times I seem,
And lightly in the stress of fortune bear
The innumerable flaws of changeful care -
Nor judge me light for this, nor rashly deem
(Office forbid to mortals, kept supreme
And separate the prerogative of God!)
That seaman idle who is borne abroad
To the far haven by the favouring stream.
Not he alone that to contrarious seas

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