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Edwin Arlington Robinson - A Happy Man

When these graven lines you see, 
Traveller, do not pity me; 
Though I be among the dead, 
Let no mournful word be said.

Children that I leave behind, 
And their children, all were kind; 
Near to them and to my wife, 
I was happy all my life.

My three sons I married right, 
And their sons I rocked at night; 
Death nor sorrow never brought 
Cause for one unhappy thought.

Now, and with no need of tears, 
Here they leave me, full of years,-- 
Leave me to my quiet rest 
In the region of the blest. 

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Poet: Edwin Arlington Robinson
Poem: A Happy Man
Poem of the Day: Mar 31 2017

Comment 3 of 3, added on June 10th, 2013 at 10:41 AM.

good poetry.it can be inspire me to do something useful in this world and always optimist.i like it

Heldy Agus Wandy Tanjung from Indonesia
Comment 2 of 3, added on March 9th, 2009 at 11:24 AM.

this poem is cool i memorised it in 5 mins

lorcan from Ireland
Comment 1 of 3, added on March 30th, 2007 at 12:12 PM.

I love this poem! I studied it and memorized it for my class. I got an A++ and I still am studying Edwin Arlington Robinsons peoms.

Courtney from United States

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