Robert Louis Stevenson

(1850-1894 / Edinburgh / Scotland)

Robert Louis Stevenson Poems

81. The Bour-Tree Den 12/31/2002
82. My Heart, When First The Black-Bird Sings 12/31/2002
83. Stout Marches Lead To Certain Ends 12/31/2002
84. To The Commissioners Of Northern Lights 12/31/2002
85. Music At The Villa Marina 12/31/2002
86. De Ligurra 12/31/2002
87. I Love To Be Warm By The Red Fireside 12/31/2002
88. Still I Love To Rhyme 12/31/2002
89. To Sydney 12/31/2002
90. To Minnie 1/3/2003
91. The Celestial Surgeon 3/30/2010
92. De Erotio Puella 12/31/2002
93. The Old Chimaeras. Old Recipts 12/31/2002
94. Thou Strainest Through The Mountain Fern 12/31/2002
95. Prelude 12/31/2002
96. Dedicatory Poem For "Underwoods" 12/31/2002
97. Early In The Morning I Hear On Your Piano 12/31/2002
98. To Mrs. Macmarland 12/31/2002
99. The Angler Rose, He Took His Rod 12/31/2002
100. I Will Make You Brooches 3/30/2010
101. De Coenatione Micae 12/31/2002
102. I Know Not How, But As I Count 12/31/2002
103. In Port 1/3/2003
104. It Blows A Snowing Gale 12/31/2002
105. To Auntie 1/3/2003
106. My Wife 3/30/2010
107. So Live, So Love, So Use That Fragile Hour 12/31/2002
108. Historical Associations 1/3/2003
109. Long Time I Lay In Little Ease 12/31/2002
110. Before This Little Gift Was Come 12/31/2002
111. In The Green And Gallant Spring 12/31/2002
112. The Far-Farers 12/31/2002
113. The Hayloft 1/3/2003
114. Come From The Daisied Meadows 12/31/2002
115. God Gave To Me A Child In Part 12/31/2002
116. Now When The Number Of My Years 12/31/2002
117. Duddingstone 12/31/2002
118. To My Name-Child 1/3/2003
119. To Willie And Henrietta 1/3/2003
120. The Vanquished Knight 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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