Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

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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  • Rookie Robert Kubarych (6/24/2014 10:24:00 PM)

    Truly a poem timeless poem that transcends time and space. He touches our minds and hearts from another time and place. If that's not immortality I don't know what is. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 4,243 Points Primrose Tee (6/24/2014 3:19:00 PM)

    awesome poem....liked it a lot (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 23 Points Mike Hammer (6/24/2014 7:07:00 AM)

    i love it (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 246 Points Skywee Gh (6/24/2014 5:53:00 AM)

    wow.this poem is very good.the use of chosen words in this poem was fantastic.and i like it...it moves me from a point to a point #periodically.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie 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. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 6 Points 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 (Report) Reply

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

    Lovely poem from the heart.
    Long enough to hail the art. (Report) Reply

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

    Long was the fellow's poem,
    And so it seemed to me! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 508 Points Ramesh T A (6/24/2010 2:55:00 AM)

    I enjoyed reading this poem! Nice from the beginning to the end! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 26 Points Joseph Poewhit (6/24/2010 1:58:00 AM)

    Deep heart felt poem, presenting the magnitude of Longfellows greatness. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie 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. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie 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? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie 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? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Dimitris(Jimmy) Psachos (6/24/2007 4:45:00 AM)

    Exquisite depiction of an anticipated desire! It urges me to re-evaluate Longfellow and place him into the top American poets ever! ! Need to read more... (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,020 Points Peter Stavropoulos (6/24/2007 3:21:00 AM)

    Beautiful, sensitive and evocative love poem. Absence makes the heart grow fonder? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kaylyn Dehn (10/21/2004 8:18:00 PM)

    I think that this poem really describes how something good may not be happening to you, but it is always happening to someone else. The scene is peaceful and quiet, yet vivid with the descriptions. (Report) Reply



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