Robert Louis Stevenson

(1850-1894 / Edinburgh / Scotland)

Robert Louis Stevenson Poems

161. Lo! In Thine Honest Eyes I Read 12/31/2002
162. If This Were Faith 1/3/2003
163. What Man May Learn, What Man May Do 12/31/2002
164. Shadow March 1/3/2003
165. Ad Martialem 12/31/2002
166. Ad Magistrum Ludi 12/31/2002
167. Farewell To The Farm 1/3/2003
168. Good-Night 1/3/2003
169. Over The Land Is April 12/31/2002
170. To My Mother 1/3/2003
171. Singing 1/3/2003
172. The Land Of Story-Books 1/3/2003
173. The Unseen Playmate 1/3/2003
174. Envoy For "A Child's Garden Of Verses" 12/31/2002
175. Fear Not, Dear Friend, But Freely Live Your Days 12/31/2002
176. My Love Was Warm 12/31/2002
177. To Any Reader 1/3/2003
178. Whole Duty Of Children 1/3/2003
179. Christmas At Sea 3/30/2010
180. The Gardener 1/3/2003
181. Foreign Children 1/3/2003
182. Swallows Travel To And Fro 12/31/2002
183. Apologetic Postscript Of A Year Later 12/31/2002
184. My Bed Is A Boat 1/3/2003
185. Ad Piscatorem 12/31/2002
186. You Looked So Tempting In The Pew 12/31/2002
187. Air Of Diabelli's 12/31/2002
188. Let Love Go, If Go She Will 12/31/2002
189. Ad Nepotem 12/31/2002
190. My Kingdom 1/3/2003
191. Happy Thought 1/3/2003
192. Ad Se Ipsum 12/31/2002
193. Auntie's Skirts 1/3/2003
194. Away With Funeral Music 12/31/2002
195. As In Their Flight The Birds Of Song 12/31/2002
196. Fairy Bread 1/3/2003
197. After Reading "Antony And Cleopatra" 12/31/2002
198. Ad Olum 12/31/2002
199. Winter-Time 1/3/2003
200. Since Thou Hast Given Me This Good Hope, O God 12/31/2002

Comments about Robert Louis Stevenson

  • Leloudia Migdali (10/24/2016 2:22:00 AM)

    One of the most romantic minds of all times.

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  • 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.

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

    awesome person awesome poems

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  • 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.

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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.

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  • 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?

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  • 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

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  • 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....

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Best Poem of Robert Louis Stevenson

A Good Boy

I woke before the morning, I was happy all the day,
I never said an ugly word, but smiled and stuck to play.

And now at last the sun is going down behind the wood,
And I am very happy, for I know that I've been good.

My bed is waiting cool and fresh, with linen smooth and fair,
And I must be off to sleepsin-by, and not forget my prayer.

I know that, till to-morrow I shall see the sun arise,
No ugly dream shall fright my mind, no ugly sight my eyes.

But slumber hold me tightly till I waken in the dawn,
And hear the thrushes singing in the ...

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To Auntie

"Chief of our aunts"--not only I,
But all your dozen of nurselings cry--
"What did the other children do?
And what were childhood, wanting you?"

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