Sidney Lanier

(1842-1881 / Macon / Georgia)

A Sunrise Song. - Poem by Sidney Lanier

Young palmer sun, that to these shining sands
Pourest thy pilgrim's tale, discoursing still
Thy silver passages of sacred lands,
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Comments about A Sunrise Song. by Sidney Lanier

  • Rookie - 364 Points Naida Nepascua Supnet (10/11/2014 8:16:00 PM)

    oh..wow.. sun can do wonders
    for it could make one create wonderful poem (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 27,614 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (10/11/2014 9:03:00 AM)

    A sun rise song. Sun the source of energy that passes to the earth and the existence of earth depends upon the sunrays and a beautiful poem to read with. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kevin Straw (10/11/2012 11:53:00 AM)

    What a sloppy first verse! A pilgrim traveled to a certain place, the palmer visited everywhere. So the sun must be a pilgrim except that the sun has no certain place to go except round and round in the sky! And it certainly cannot be both! And how the sun can discourse is a mystery. The sun shines and that’s it. This is a meaningless metaphor. What in the activity or appearance of the sun can give the writer leave to have it tell a religious story? (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 643 Points Ramesh T A (10/11/2011 3:35:00 AM)

    Sun is the power of heat! What mercy can be expected from it? Atmosphere filters Sun's rays and saves Earth long! It is in man's hand to make or mar what the poet desires by this simple poem! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Abnish Singh Chauahan (4/23/2010 5:25:00 AM)

    Beautiful use of symbol- the sun; a symbol of awakening, a symbol ob joy and hope, a symbol of courage and so on: so is the message of tyhis poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Trenton Watson (10/12/2009 12:45:00 AM)

    thats nice :) i like dis one (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Michael Harmon (10/11/2009 1:16:00 AM)

    Definition of 'palmer' from Merriam-Webster's online dictionary:

    Date: 13th century
    : a person wearing two crossed palm leaves as a sign of a pilgrimage made to the Holy Land

    Definition of “painim” (aka 'paynim') from Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary:

    A pagan; an infidel (Report) Reply








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