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

  • Rookie - 175 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 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 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

  • 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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