Robert Louis Stevenson

(1850-1894 / Edinburgh / Scotland)

Robert Louis Stevenson Poems

161. My Treasures 1/3/2003
162. To Any Reader 1/3/2003
163. Lo! In Thine Honest Eyes I Read 12/31/2002
164. If This Were Faith 1/3/2003
165. Behold, As Goblins Dark Of Mien 12/31/2002
166. What Man May Learn, What Man May Do 12/31/2002
167. The Summer Sun Shone Round Me 12/31/2002
168. Ad Martialem 12/31/2002
169. Ad Magistrum Ludi 12/31/2002
170. You Looked So Tempting In The Pew 12/31/2002
171. Pirate Story 1/3/2003
172. Good-Night 1/3/2003
173. My Love Was Warm 12/31/2002
174. Keepsake Mill 1/3/2003
175. To My Mother 1/3/2003
176. Singing 1/3/2003
177. Envoy For "A Child's Garden Of Verses" 12/31/2002
178. Fear Not, Dear Friend, But Freely Live Your Days 12/31/2002
179. Escape At Bedtime 1/3/2003
180. Whole Duty Of Children 1/3/2003
181. Apologetic Postscript Of A Year Later 12/31/2002
182. My Bed Is A Boat 1/3/2003
183. Ad Piscatorem 12/31/2002
184. Looking-Glass River 1/3/2003
185. My Ship And I 1/3/2003
186. The Land Of Story-Books 1/3/2003
187. The Unseen Playmate 1/3/2003
188. Air Of Diabelli's 12/31/2002
189. Let Love Go, If Go She Will 12/31/2002
190. Ad Nepotem 12/31/2002
191. Happy Thought 1/3/2003
192. Ad Se Ipsum 12/31/2002
193. Swallows Travel To And Fro 12/31/2002
194. Auntie's Skirts 1/3/2003
195. Good And Bad Children 1/3/2003
196. Time To Rise 1/3/2003
197. Christmas At Sea 3/30/2010
198. As In Their Flight The Birds Of Song 12/31/2002
199. Where Go The Boats? 1/3/2003
200. Love's Vicissitudes 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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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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