I need the summary of the poem windy nights by robert louis stevenson?

Whenever the moon and stars are set,

Whenever the wind is high,

All night long in the dark and wet,

A man goes riding by.

Late in the night when the fires are out,

Why does he gallop and gallop about?

Whenever the trees are crying aloud,

And ships are tossed at sea,

By, on the highway, low and loud,

By at the gallop goes he.

By at the gallop he goes, and then

By he comes back at the gallop again.

5 answers by real people - I need the summary of the poem windy nights by robert louis stevenson?

  • 1 month ago

    It is a simple straightforward poem describing the sights and sounds on a windy night. The following quotation about what the poet felt as a child will help you to understand the poem.

    “I had an extreme terror of Hell, implanted in me, I suppose, by my good nurse, which used to haunt me terribly on stormy nights, when the wind had broken loose and was going about the town like a bedlamite. I remember that the noises on such occasions always grouped themselves for me into the sound of a horseman, or rather a succession of horsemen, riding furiously past the bottom of the street and away up the hill into town; I think even now that I hear the terrible howl of his passage, and the clinking that I used to attribute to his bit and stirrups. On such nights I would lie awake and pray and cry, until I prayed and cried myself asleep” (Graham Balfour, Life of Robert Louis Stevenson

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    6 days ago

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    I need the summary of the poem windy nights by robert louis stevenson?

    Whenever the moon and stars are set,

    Whenever the wind is high,

    All night long in the dark and wet,

    A man goes riding by.

    Late in the night when the fires are out,

    Why does he gallop and gallop about?

    Whenever the trees are crying aloud,

    And ships are…

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Stevenson was a popular writer of children’s poems and stories, and his poetry in general perhaps had a child-like style and this poem reflects just that and really has no other meaning beyond what it says.

  • Edeltraud
    5 days ago

    the land of story books meaning

  • Ms Lady
    1 month ago

    I never heard this poem by that writer but if this is part of it, it is really nice indeed.

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