Robert Louis Stevenson

(1850-1894 / Edinburgh / Scotland)

Robert Louis Stevenson Poems

81. De Hortis Julii Martialis 12/31/2002
82. Tales Of Arabia 12/31/2002
83. Now Bare To The Beholder's Eye 12/31/2002
84. Men Are Heaven's Piers 12/31/2002
85. Sonnet Iii 12/31/2002
86. Early In The Morning I Hear On Your Piano 12/31/2002
87. I Dreamed Of Forest Alleys Fair 12/31/2002
88. Man Sails The Deep Awhile 12/31/2002
89. In The Highlands 1/4/2003
90. The Old Chimaeras. Old Recipts 12/31/2002
91. To My Name-Child 1/3/2003
92. Nest Eggs 1/3/2003
93. The Vanquished Knight 12/31/2002
94. Sonnet I 12/31/2002
95. My Heart, When First The Black-Bird Sings 12/31/2002
96. Stout Marches Lead To Certain Ends 12/31/2002
97. This Gloomy Northern Day 12/31/2002
98. Music At The Villa Marina 12/31/2002
99. De Ligurra 12/31/2002
100. I Love To Be Warm By The Red Fireside 12/31/2002
101. In Port 1/3/2003
102. De Erotio Puella 12/31/2002
103. Duddingstone 12/31/2002
104. Prelude 12/31/2002
105. Dedicatory Poem For "Underwoods" 12/31/2002
106. Voluntary 12/31/2002
107. To Willie And Henrietta 1/3/2003
108. Though Deep Indifference Should Drowse 12/31/2002
109. I Will Make You Brooches 3/30/2010
110. De Coenatione Micae 12/31/2002
111. The Far-Farers 12/31/2002
112. I Know Not How, But As I Count 12/31/2002
113. Heather Ale: A Galloway Legend 3/30/2010
114. To All That Love The Far And Blue 12/31/2002
115. To The Muse 1/3/2003
116. It Blows A Snowing Gale 12/31/2002
117. Historical Associations 1/3/2003
118. Long Time I Lay In Little Ease 12/31/2002
119. Before This Little Gift Was Come 12/31/2002
120. In The Green And Gallant Spring 12/31/2002

Comments about Robert Louis Stevenson

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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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