LIGHT POEMS

Light
Light, my light, the world-filling light,
the eye-kissing light,
heart-sweetening light!

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Rabindranath Tagore

Let The Light Enter
"The dying words of Goethe."


"Light! more light! the shadows deepen,
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Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

Cinema Screen
Light's patterns freeze:
Frost on our faces.
Light's pollen sifts
Through the lids of our eyes ...
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Arthur Seymour John Tessimond

Let The Light Enter
The dying words of Goethe.


“Light! more light! the shadows deepen,
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Frances E. W. Harper

This
This is what I most want
unpursued, alone
to reach beyond the light
that I am furthest from.
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Osip Emilevich Mandelstam

No Difference
Small as a peanut,
Big as a giant,
We're all the same size
When we turn off the light
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Shel Silverstein

Ecstasy
The shore-lark soars to his topmost flight,
Sings at the height where morning springs,
What though his voice be lost in the light,
The light comes dropping from his wings.
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Duncan Campbell Scott

The Lamp Of Life
Always we are following a light,
Always the light recedes; with groping hands
We stretch toward this glory, while the lands
We journey through are hidden from our sight
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Amy Lowell

Any Time
How long ago the day is
when at last I look at it
with the time it has taken
to be there still in it
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William Stanley Merwin

A Light In The Attic
There's a light on in the attic.
Thought the house is dark and shuttered,
I can see a flickerin' flutter,
And I know what it's about.
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Shel Silverstein

Waiting
I waited for the Master
In the darkness dumb;
Light came fast and faster-
My light did not come!
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George MacDonald

The Poets light but Lamps
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The Poets light but Lamps-
Themselves-go out-
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Emily Dickinson

At The Sun-Rise In 1848
God said, Let there be light; and there was light.
Then heard we sounds as though the Earth did sing
And the Earth's angel cried upon the wing:
We saw priests fall together and turn white:
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Dante Gabriel Rossetti

From The Cantata For N. F. S. Grundtvig
His day was the greatest the Northland has seen,
It one was with the midnight-sun's wonders serene:
The light wherein he sat was the light of God's true peace,
And that has never morning, nor night when it must cease.
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Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson

Under the Light, yet under
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Under the Light, yet under,
Under the Grass and the Dirt,
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Emily Dickinson

Drawing Near The Light
Lo, when we wade the tangled wood,
In haste and hurry to be there,
Nought seem its leaves and blossoms good,
For all that they be fashioned fair.
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William Morris

Midnight Special
If you evah go to Houston,
You better walk right;
You better not gamble
And you better not fight.
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Anonymous

One Of Twain
One of twain, twin-born with flowers that waken,
Now hath passed from sense of sun and rain:
Wind from off the flower-crowned branch hath shaken
One of twain.
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Algernon Charles Swinburne

Sonnet I
NOR judge me light, tho' light at times I seem,
And lightly in the stress of fortune bear
The innumerable flaws of changeful care -
Nor judge me light for this, nor rashly deem
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Robert Louis Stevenson

Midnight Special
If you evah go to Houston,
You better walk right;
You better not gamble
And you better not fight.
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