Subscribe for ad free access & additional features for teachers. Authors: 267, Books: 3,607, Poems & Short Stories: 4,435, Forum Members: 71,154, Forum Posts: 1,238,602, Quizzes: 344

Had I the power

Had I the power that have the will,
The enfeebled will--a modern curse--
This book of mine should blossom still
A perfect garden-ground of verse.

White placid marble gods should keep
Good watch in every shadowy lawn;
And from clean, easy-breathing sleep
The birds should waken me at dawn.

A fairy garden;--none the less
Throughout these gracious paths of mine
All day there should be free access
For stricken hearts and lives that pine;

And by the folded lawns all day--
No idle gods for such a land--
All active Love should take its way
With active Labour hand in hand.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Sorry, no summary available yet.