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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
The forms that once have been.

The Past and Present here unite
Beneath Time's flowing tide,
Like footprints hidden by a brook,
But seen on either side.

Here runs the highway to the town;
There the green lane descends,
Through which I walked to church with thee,
O gentlest of my friends!

The shadow of the linden-trees
Lay moving on the grass;
Between them and the moving boughs,
A shadow, thou didst pass.

Thy dress was like the lilies,
And thy heart as pure as they:
One of God's holy messengers
Did walk with me that day.

I saw the branches of the trees
Bend down thy touch to meet,
The clover-blossoms in the grass
Rise up to kiss thy feet,

"Sleep, sleep to-day, tormenting cares,
Of earth and folly born!"
Solemnly sang the village choir
On that sweet Sabbath morn.

Through the closed blinds the golden sun
Poured in a dusty beam,
Like the celestial ladder seen
By Jacob in his dream.

And ever and anon, the wind,
Sweet-scented with the hay,
Turned o'er the hymn-book's fluttering leaves
That on the window lay.

Long was the good man's sermon,
Yet it seemed not so to me;
For he spake of Ruth the beautiful,
And still I thought of thee.

Long was the prayer he uttered,
Yet it seemed not so to me;
For in my heart I prayed with him,
And still I thought of thee.

But now, alas! the place seems changed;
Thou art no longer here:
Part of the sunshine of the scene
With thee did disappear.

Though thoughts, deep-rooted in my heart,
Like pine-trees dark and high,
Subdue the light of noon, and breathe
A low and ceaseless sigh;

This memory brightens o'er the past,
As when the sun, concealed
Behind some cloud that near us hangs
Shines on a distant field.

Comments about A Gleam Of Sunshine by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  • Moomoo 7/3/2019 9:54:00 AM

    sucks like you Reply

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  • Boyko Grigorov 4/10/2019 11:40:00 AM

    Wonderful Reply

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  • Patricia 12/9/2018 9:19:00 AM

    Is this after his wife died? Reply

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  • Bhagabat Prasad Hotta 11/12/2018 10:08:00 PM

    So nice poem......I enjoyed it.... Reply

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  • Shradha 7/26/2018 11:09:00 PM

    Awesome poem....wairitng for more Reply

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  • Sylva-Onyema Uba 4/11/2018 3:39:00 AM

    The past and present here untie.

    Nicely written and well communicated

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  • Sylva-Onyema UBa 4/11/2018 3:34:00 AM

    I saw the branches of the trees. Reply

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  • Aaron Eckel 12/2/2017 3:19:00 AM

    Always loved this. 37 year old that loves poetry Reply

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  • Walterrean Salley 11/25/2016 4:38:00 PM

    (A Gleam Of Sunshine by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow) **A genius of a poet. I'm mesmerized by Longfellow's reflections upon these, such priceless moments. Reply

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Sunshine Poems
  1. 1. A Gleam Of Sunshine
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  2. 2. A Draught Of Sunshine
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  3. 3. (the Sunshine Seeks My Little Room)
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  4. 4. A Whisper Of Sunshine
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  5. 5. You Fill My Soul With Sunshine
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  6. 6. - The Sunshine Of My Life (Etheree)
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  7. 7. A Day Of Sunshine
    Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson
  8. 8. Sunshine
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  9. 9. Sunshine Has Filled The Room
    Anna Akhmatova
  10. 10. A Dream Of Sunshine
    Eugene Field
  11. 11. You Make The Sunshine Of My Heart
    Mathilde Blind
  12. 12. Stoves And Sunshine
    Eugene Field
  13. 13. Sunshine Through A Cobwebbed Window
    Amy Lowell
  14. 14. Sunshine And Dust Motes
    Lonnie Hicks
  15. 15. Sunshine, Sunshine
    Lovina Sylvia Chidi
  16. 16. The Sands Are Alive With Sunshine
    William Ernest Henley
  17. 17. Sunshine And Shadow
    Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  18. 18. Bring Me Sunshine! (For My Old Pal Al)
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  19. 19. Sometimes Sunshine Streams Through The W..
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  20. 20. The Sunshine
    Mary Botham Howitt
  21. 21. From “the Sunshine Of The Gods”
    James Bayard Taylor
  22. 22. I Can'T Feel The Sunshine
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  23. 23. Ain'T No Sunshine When You'Re Gone...
    (brief renderings) Joe Fazio
  24. 24. Sunshine State
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  25. 25. *my ''Pocketful Of Sunshine''
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  26. 26. My Sunshine......(To My Daughter)
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  27. 27. Dies Dominica! The Sunshine Burns
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  28. 28. The Day Of Sunshine
    Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson
  29. 29. Spring Sunshine
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  30. 30. A Little Bit Of Sunshine
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  31. 31. Sunshine
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  32. 32. Sunshine In London
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  33. 33. White Sunshine
    Lesbia Harford
  34. 34. The Sunshine In The Rain
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  35. 35. Sunshine(For Frieda Rose)
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  36. 36. A Day Without Sunshine
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  37. 37. What Happen To The Sunshine?
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  38. 38. Sunshine Of Your Smile
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  39. 39. You Are My Sunshine
    Kevin Eaglesfield
  40. 40. Let The Sunshine In
    David Harris
  41. 41. Sunshine Faces
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  42. 42. A Little Sunshine
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  43. 43. A Beautiful Evening Of Sunshine And Breeze
    Francis Duggan
  44. 44. Sunshine Always Comes With Darkness
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  45. 45. Sunshine
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  46. 46. Sunshine
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  47. 47. Sunshine In Her Step
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  48. 48. My Sunshine
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  49. 49. Winter Sunshine
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  50. 50. Haiku Mooshine Sunshine
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Sunshine Poems

  1. (the Sunshine Seeks My Little Room)

    The sunshine seeks my little room To tell me Paris streets are gay; That children cry the lily bloom All up and down the leafy way; That half the town is mad with May, With flame of flag and boom of bell: For Carnival is King to-day; So pen and page, awhile farewell.

  2. A Whisper Of Sunshine

    We drink the evening in a frosted glass. Nothing about the music is profane. Your eyes hold all emotion very quiet. Fey Shadows stretch landscapes beyond belief. A whisper of sunshine behind the hill Keeps back a little winter for the soul. Smoke from the old house writes our names in space. Just by a breath our time is blown away. The boat of twilight is ephemeral. One fragile touch destroys its frail, blue sail. The fate of longing is a memory. Friend, flesh and blood cannot inherit dusk.

  3. You Fill My Soul With Sunshine

    You fill my soul with sunshine my heart with tender care. You fill my world with happiness knowing that you are always there Every waking hour is filled with your love that I feel I’ve been blessed with an angel from above There are no words enough to express the way I feel knowing that this heart will never feel no ill. This old world may go on, being crazier every day. However, I have the inner warmth of knowing you fill my soul with sunshine each and every day.

  4. A Draught Of Sunshine

    Hence Burgundy, Claret, and Port, Away with old Hock and madeira, Too earthly ye are for my sport; There's a beverage brighter and clearer. Instead of a piriful rummer, My wine overbrims a whole summer; My bowl is the sky, And I drink at my eye, Till I feel in the brain A Delphian pain - Then follow, my Caius! then follow: On the green of the hill We will drink our fill Of golden sunshine, Till our brains intertwine With the glory and grace of Apollo! God of the Meridian, And of the East and West, To thee my soul is flown, And my body is earthward press'd. - It is an awful mission, A terrible division; And leaves a gulph austere To be fill'd with worldly fear. Aye, when the soul is fled To high above our head, Affrighted do we gaze After its airy maze, As doth a mother wild, When her young infant child Is in an eagle's claws - And is not this the cause Of madness? - God of Song, Thou bearest me along Through sights I scarce can bear: O let me, let me share With the hot lyre and thee, The staid Philosophy. Temper my lonely hours, And let me see thy bowers More unalarm'd!