Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson

(1850-1894 / Edinburgh / Scotland)

At the Sea-Side


When I was down beside the sea
A wooden spade they gave to me
To dig the sandy shore.

My holes were empty like a cup.
In every hole the sea came up,
Till it could come no more.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read poems about / on: sea

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (At the Sea-Side by Robert Louis Stevenson )

Enter the verification code :

  • Gillian.E. Shaw (5/6/2005 12:51:00 PM)

    The first poem I ever recited in assembly at Primary School. I was very young and found it easy to remember. I was surprised because the Headmistress had never heard of it and thought I'd written it! I don't think I'd ever seen the sea! (Report) Reply

Read all 2 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe

New Poems

  1. A Quarrel Ensued, Edward Kofi Louis
  2. Looking Glass, Lilly Emery
  3. Things That Are Right, Edward Kofi Louis
  4. JOY, Elia Michael
  5. A Country's Sound, George Egba
  6. The Dance, Darwin Henry Beuning
  7. Conducts, inducts!, Edward Kofi Louis
  8. Masked Fathom, Pranab K. Chakraborty
  9. Rhapsody, Naveed Khalid
  10. My Journey, Edward Kofi Louis

Poem of the Day

poet Emily Dickinson

70

"Arcturus" is his other name—
I'd rather call him "Star."
It's very mean of Science
To go and interfere!

I slew a worm the other day—
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Kenneth Allott

 
[Hata Bildir]