Requiem by Robert Louis Stevenson

Composed in 1880, this poem was intended by the author to serve as his epitaph, and was inscribed on his tombstone following his death in 1894.  The poem also appeared in 'Underwoods' in 1887.

Under the wide and starry sky,
     Dig the grave and let me lie.
Glad did I live and gladly die,
     And I laid me down with a will.

This be the verse you grave for me:
     Here he lies where he longed to be;
Home is the sailor, home from sea,
     And the hunter home from the hill.