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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

  • Gold Star - 11,715 Points 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. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 9,580 Points Amar Agarwala (4/8/2016 7:48:00 PM)

    Longfellow at his best. This is masterpiece - beautiful, stunning, marvelous, breath-taking; with a rhyme and rhythm that sounds like melody from the heavens upon mortal eyes and ears.

    Cannot define how I feel at reading this. But it inspires the wayward poet in me to write on.

    May his verses continue to enlighten beautiful souls. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 99,696 Points Susan Williams (4/8/2016 4:47:00 PM)

    I have a fondness for verses that flow so melodiously, for words that paint wonderful scenery, for a heart that loves those around him, , for all that is good in poetry. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Sunshine

  1. 1. A Gleam Of Sunshine , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  2. 2. A Draught Of Sunshine , John Keats
  3. 3. (the Sunshine Seeks My Little Room) , Robert William Service
  4. 4. A Whisper Of Sunshine , Sandra Fowler
  5. 5. You Fill My Soul With Sunshine , David Harris
  6. 6. - The Sunshine Of My Life (Etheree) , Ben Gieske
  7. 7. A Day Of Sunshine , Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson
  8. 8. You Make The Sunshine Of My Heart , Mathilde Blind
  9. 9. Sunshine , Vachel Lindsay
  10. 10. Stoves And Sunshine , Eugene Field
  11. 11. A Dream Of Sunshine , Eugene Field
  12. 12. Sunshine Has Filled The Room , Anna Akhmatova
  13. 13. Sunshine Through A Cobwebbed Window , Amy Lowell
  14. 14. Sometimes Sunshine Streams Through The W.. , Chris G. Vaillancourt
  15. 15. Sunshine And Dust Motes , Lonnie Hicks
  16. 16. Sunshine State , AM Juster
  17. 17. Sunshine, Sunshine , Sylvia Chidi
  18. 18. I Can'T Feel The Sunshine , Lesbia Harford
  19. 19. The Sands Are Alive With Sunshine , William Ernest Henley
  20. 20. Bring Me Sunshine! (For My Old Pal Al) , Dónall Dempsey
  21. 21. Sunshine And Shadow , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  22. 22. White Sunshine , Lesbia Harford
  23. 23. The Sunshine , Mary Botham Howitt
  24. 24. From “the Sunshine Of The Gods” , James Bayard Taylor
  25. 25. A Bucket Of Sunshine , Seema Chowdhury
  26. 26. Open Sunshine , Seema Chowdhury
  27. 27. Ain'T No Sunshine When You'Re Gone... , (brief renderings) Joe Fazio
  28. 28. *my ''Pocketful Of Sunshine'' , iron panda 23
  29. 29. My Sunshine......(To My Daughter) , Arti Chopra
  30. 30. Dies Dominica! The Sunshine Burns , Christopher John Brennan
  31. 31. The Day Of Sunshine , Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson
  32. 32. A Little Bit Of Sunshine , Juan Olivarez
  33. 33. Sunshine , Robert William Service
  34. 34. Sunshine In London , Salmaan Sheriff
  35. 35. The Sunshine In The Rain , David Harris
  36. 36. A Day Without Sunshine , Audrey Heller
  37. 37. Sunshine(For Frieda Rose) , Dónall Dempsey
  38. 38. What Happen To The Sunshine? , David Harris
  39. 39. Sunshine , The Poet Keri
  40. 40. Sunshine Of Your Smile , David Harris
  41. 41. You Are My Sunshine , Kevin Eaglesfield
  42. 42. Yellow Sunshine , Chris G. Vaillancourt
  43. 43. Happy Sunshine , Juan Olivarez
  44. 44. A Sunshine After The Rain (4 Stanzas) , Alexander Foald
  45. 45. Let The Sunshine In , David Harris
  46. 46. Sunshine Faces , David Harris
  47. 47. A Little Sunshine , David Harris
  48. 48. A Beautiful Evening Of Sunshine And Breeze , Francis Duggan
  49. 49. Spring Sunshine , Ellen Ni Bheachain
  50. 50. Sunshine Always Comes With Darkness , Silent Speaker
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