Robert Louis Stevenson

(1850-1894 / Edinburgh / Scotland)

Robert Louis Stevenson Poems

161. St. Martin's Summer 12/31/2002
162. Over The Land Is April 12/31/2002
163. The Dumb Soldier 1/3/2003
164. To Any Reader 1/3/2003
165. Lo! In Thine Honest Eyes I Read 12/31/2002
166. If This Were Faith 1/3/2003
167. What Man May Learn, What Man May Do 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. My Love Was Warm 12/31/2002
173. To My Mother 1/3/2003
174. My Treasures 1/3/2003
175. The Land Of Story-Books 1/3/2003
176. The Unseen Playmate 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. Looking-Glass River 1/3/2003
180. Escape At Bedtime 1/3/2003
181. Whole Duty Of Children 1/3/2003
182. Christmas At Sea 3/30/2010
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. Singing 1/3/2003
187. Air Of Diabelli's 12/31/2002
188. My Ship And I 1/3/2003
189. Let Love Go, If Go She Will 12/31/2002
190. Swallows Travel To And Fro 12/31/2002
191. Ad Nepotem 12/31/2002
192. Block City 1/3/2003
193. Happy Thought 1/3/2003
194. Ad Se Ipsum 12/31/2002
195. Time To Rise 1/3/2003
196. Good-Night 1/3/2003
197. Auntie's Skirts 1/3/2003
198. Away With Funeral Music 12/31/2002
199. Romance 1/4/2003
200. As In Their Flight The Birds Of Song 12/31/2002

Comments about Robert Louis Stevenson

  • 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.

  • 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 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....

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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Love's Vicissitudes

AS Love and Hope together
Walk by me for a while,
Link-armed the ways they travel
For many a pleasant mile -
Link-armed and dumb they travel,
They sing not, but they smile.

Hope leaving, Love commences
To practise on the lute;

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