Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

(27 February 1807 – 24 March 1882 / Portland, Maine)

A Gleam Of Sunshine - Poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

This is the place. Stand still, my steed,
Let me review the scene,
And summon from the shadowy Past
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Comments about A Gleam Of Sunshine by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  • Kevin Straw Kevin Straw (6/24/2010 6:34:00 AM)

    Long was the fellow's poem,
    And so it seemed to me! (Report) Reply

    Stephen W (4/8/2016 6:17:00 AM)

    Rarely, we agree! He needs an edit. He goes from the sublime to the hackneyed, in one line. With a severe trim, it would be really good. stanzas 2,8,9,11 need amputating. A little late to tell him.

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  • Ramesh T A Ramesh T A (6/24/2010 2:55:00 AM)

    I enjoyed reading this poem! Nice from the beginning to the end! (Report) Reply

  • Joseph Poewhit (6/24/2010 1:58:00 AM)

    Deep heart felt poem, presenting the magnitude of Longfellows greatness. (Report) Reply

  • Stephanie Partridge (1/3/2010 6:47:00 PM)

    I feel the same about this poem as you have expressed, Isaac. This is by far one of my favorite poems. (Report) Reply

  • Isaac Isangi (12/29/2009 5:56:00 AM)

    The beauty and liveliness of the poem are well captured. I love the aesthetic part and make me glued to the lines. Could someone be sharing the same? (Report) Reply

  • Wendel Thompson (6/25/2009 9:59:00 PM)

    Does anyone know if this was his wife or a child or a friend who had died? (Report) Reply

  • Dimitris(Jimmy) Psachos (6/24/2007 4:45:00 AM)

    Exquisite depiction of an anticipated desire! It urges me to re-evaluate Longfellow and place him into the top American poets ever! ! Need to read more... (Report) Reply

  • Peter Stavropoulos Peter Stavropoulos (6/24/2007 3:21:00 AM)

    Beautiful, sensitive and evocative love poem. Absence makes the heart grow fonder? (Report) Reply

  • Kaylyn Dehn (10/21/2004 8:18:00 PM)

    I think that this poem really describes how something good may not be happening to you, but it is always happening to someone else. The scene is peaceful and quiet, yet vivid with the descriptions. (Report) Reply










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