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

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A Gleam of Sunshine

This is the place. Stand still, my steed,
Let me review the scene,
And summon from the shadowy Past
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  • Sixtus Osim (6/25/2013 4:48:00 AM)

    Why can't we, younger generations write poems as this? Maybe they 've exhausted poetry vocabulries. This poem is good is all i want to say.

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  • Lynne Fincherspringarden (6/25/2012 5:25:00 PM)

    I love this poem. It is a touching and loving tribute to Longfellow's dear and gentle friend. The expression and creativity of Longfellow's beautiful soul has spanned the centuries to touch the heart of the reader in the new millennium. May his light continue to shine into the next century and for all future generations.

  • Ralph The Elf (6/24/2012 7:52:00 AM)

    very poignant write...i am ralph o'grantson an african poet and i will love for you to read my poems and correct me where necessary...i will be very glad if you did that for me

  • Adekunle Adedigba (6/24/2011 10:43:00 AM)

    Lovely poem from the heart.
    Long enough to hail the art.

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

    Long was the fellow's poem,
    And so it seemed to me!

  • Ramesh T A (6/24/2010 2:55:00 AM)

    I enjoyed reading this poem! Nice from the beginning to the end!

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

    Deep heart felt poem, presenting the magnitude of Longfellows greatness.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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?

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