Treasure Island

Stephen C. Foster

(1826-1864 / United States)

Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair


1 I dream of Jeanie with the light brown hair,
2 Borne, like a vapor, on the summer air;
3 I see her tripping where the bright streams play,
4 Happy as the daisies that dance on her way.
5 Many were the wild notes her merry voice would pour.
6 Many were the blithe birds that warbled them o'er:
7 Oh! I dream of Jeanie with the light brown hair,
8 Floating, like a vapor, on the soft summer air.

9 I long for Jeanie with the daydawn smile,
10 Radiant in gladness, warm with winning guile;
11 I hear her melodies, like joys gone by,
12 Sighing round my heart o'er the fond hopes that die: --
13 Sighing like the night wind and sobbing like the rain, --
14 Wailing for the lost one that comes not again:
15 Oh! I long for Jeanie, and my heart bows low,
16 Never more to find her where the bright waters flow.

17 I sigh for Jeanie, but her light form strayed
18 Far from the fond hearts round her native glade;
19 Her smiles have vanished and her sweet songs flown,
20 Flitting like the dreams that have cheered us and gone.
21 Now the nodding wild flowers may wither on the shore
22 While her gentle fingers will cull them no more:
23 Oh! I sigh for Jeanie with the light brown hair,
24 Floating, like a vapor, on the soft summer air.

Submitted: Saturday, May 26, 2001
Edited: Saturday, May 26, 2001

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read poems about / on: summer, hair, dream, light, dance, happy, rain, smile, lost, wind, heart, night, hope, water, flower

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair by Stephen C. Foster )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Beauty of the world is ruined, Jerusha Melanie
  2. Clean and cleanliness, gajanan mishra
  3. Holding You Tight, Michael McParland
  4. I'm bored with it all., gulsher JOHN
  5. A Rich Man, S.R. Riang
  6. the natural disaster.., veeraiyah subbulakshmi
  7. Desert Country Ways, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  8. The Way To Balance In Life, Margaret Moran
  9. Choosing Directions, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  10. Mind's Highway, RoseAnn V. Shawiak

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Louis Stevenson

It is very nice to think
The world is full of meat and drink,
With little children saying grace
In every Christian kind of place.... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Amy Lowell

 

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  3. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  4. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  5. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  6. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  7. A Thought, Robert Louis Stevenson
  8. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  9. Alone With Everybody, Charles Bukowski
  10. If, Rudyard Kipling

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]