Treasure Island

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

(5 November 1850 - 30 October 1919 / Johnstown Center / Rock County / Wisconsin)

Summer Song


The meadow lark’s trill and the brown thrush’s whistle
From morning to evening fill all the sweet air,
And my heart is as light as the down of a thistle –
The world is so bright and the earth is so fair.
There is life in the wood, there is bloom on the meadow;
The air drops with songs that the merry birds sing.
The sunshine has won, in the battle with shadow,
And she’s dressed the glad earth with robes of the spring.

The bee leaves his hive for the field of red clover
And the vale where the daisies bloom white as the snow,
And a mantle of warm yellow sunshine hangs over
The calm little pond, where the pale lillies grow.
In the woodland beyond it, a thousand gay voices
Are singing in chorus some jubilant air.
The bird and the bee and all nature rejoices,
The world is so bright, and the earth is so fair.

I am glad as a child, in this beautiful weather;
I have tossed all my burdens and trials away;
My heart is as light – yes, as light as a feather; -
I am care-free, and careless, and happy to-day.
Can it be there approaches a dark, dreary to-morrow?
Can shadows e’er fall on this beautiful earth?
Ah! To-day is my own! No forebodings of sorrow
Shall darken my skies, or shall dampen my mirth.

Submitted: Monday, May 19, 2003

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read poems about / on: sunshine, beautiful, weather, sorrow, snow, light, spring, nature, happy, child, red, summer, world, dark, heart, song, children, sky

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Summer Song by Ella Wheeler Wilcox )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

New Poems

  1. Blame not the stars, gajanan mishra
  2. Emptyness, advija hrustic
  3. Lay Me Down, Myrtle Thomas
  4. Dessert Deluge ..... [ 'just' DESSERTS,.., Bri Edwards
  5. Standard asset, gajanan mishra
  6. AnyThing In ReTurn, Kewayne Wadley
  7. If all we know is love, Mark Heathcote
  8. Remove Yourself From Bitterness, Ronell Warren Alman
  9. Fornicating In The Bowels Of Unswerving .., Captain Cur
  10. im not okay, Faith Taylors

Poem of the Day

poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Know'st thou not at the fall of the leaf
How the heart feels a languid grief
Laid on it for a covering,
And how sleep seems a goodly thing
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Randall Jarrell

 

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  5. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  6. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  7. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  8. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  9. If, Rudyard Kipling
  10. Invictus, William Ernest Henley

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]