Poems – Robert Louis Stevenson

Who is Robert Lewis Stevenson?

Robert Lewis Stevenson was a renowned poet whose life was filled with adventure and creativity. Born on November 13, 1850, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Stevenson possessed a natural talent for writing from a young age. His poems were known for their vivid imagery and emotional depth, capturing the essence of various experiences and emotions.

However, Stevenson’s life was not limited to his poetic pursuits. He was a man of many interests and passions, exploring different aspects of life with a sense of curiosity and enthusiasm. From his travels to remote islands to his love for literature and storytelling, Stevenson’s life was a tapestry of experiences that fueled his poetic expression.

The Swing

How do you like to go up in a swing,
Up in the air so blue?
Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing
Ever a child can do!

Up in the air and over the wall,
Till I can see so wide,
Rivers and trees and cattle and all
Over the countryside—

Till I look down on the garden green,
Down on the roof so brown—
Up in the air I go flying again,
Up in the air and down!

-Robert Lewis Stevenson