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34, by JOEL BETTRIDGE    Poem Source            
First Line: Hope the rain stops soon
Last Line: Canal curves toward sky %light seen as fall
Subject(s): Light; Sky


35, by JOEL BETTRIDGE    Poem Source            
First Line: Light seen as fall
Last Line: From folds of the plow %never did find her
Subject(s): Earth; Light


A DEATH ON EASTER DAY, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The strong spring sun rejoicingly may rise
Last Line: Out of the likeness of the shadow of death.
Subject(s): Death; Easter; Holidays; Light; Dead, The; The Resurrection


A LITANY, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All the bright lights of heaven
Last Line: O lord our god.
Subject(s): God; Heaven; Light; Love; Night; Paradise; Bedtime


A MORNING HYMN, by CHARLES WESLEY    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Christ, whose glory fills the skies
Last Line: Shining to the perfect day.
Subject(s): Day; Hymns (as Literary Form); Light; Morning; Sun


A MOTTO, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The brightest star's the modestest
Last Line: Accordin' to his lights.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Light; Stars


A NOCTURNAL UPON ST. LUCY'S DAY, BEING THE SHORTEST DAY, by JOHN DONNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis the year's midnight, and it is the day's
Last Line: Both the year's, and the day's deep midnight is.
Variant Title(s): A Nocturnall Upon S. Lucies Day, Being The Shortest Day
Subject(s): December; Holidays; Light; Mourning; New Year; Winter; Bereavement


A NYMPHOLEPT, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Summer, and noon, and a splendour of silence, felt
Last Line: And nought is all, as am I, but a dream of thee.
Subject(s): Light; Mythology - Classical; Nature; Pan (mythology); Sky; Summer


A PRAYER FOR LIGHT, by LOUISE CHANDLER MOULTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I kneel before thee, lord, oh hear my cry
Last Line: Sun of all worlds, upon my darkness shine!
Alternate Author Name(s): Chandler, Ellen Louise
Subject(s): Light


A PRAYER FOR LIGHT, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Give me the country light, o lord
Last Line: And make my blindman's holidays.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Blindness; Country Life; God; Light; Prayer; Visually Handicapped


A SONG, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is any one sad in the world, I wonder?
Last Line: And what heart sorrows? O no, not mine!
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Earth; Light; Love; Singing & Singers; Dead, The; World


ADVENTURE, by ANNE MATHILDE ROBINSON    Poem Text            
First Line: Open it slowly
Last Line: In memory's eyes!
Subject(s): Dawn; Light; Memory; Morning; Night; Sunrise; Bedtime


AIR AN' LIGHT, by WILLIAM BARNES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah! Look an' zee how widely free
Last Line: Do miss a zight he cannot show.
Subject(s): Air; Life; Light; Morning


ALIEN, by GEORGE WILLIAM RUSSELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dark glowed the vales of amethyst
Last Line: Rolled on above our tears.
Alternate Author Name(s): A. E.
Subject(s): Grief; Light; Sorrow; Sadness


AN ASPECT OF THE AIR, by JOHN CIARDI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Through my hemlocks and the spruce beyond
Last Line: The sourceless light. An aspect of the air
Subject(s): Light


AN ATOM, by CLAUDE DU BEAU    Poem Text            
First Line: A white shaft falls athwart the universe
Last Line: Falls. It is night.
Subject(s): Atoms; Light; Universe


ARCTURUS LENDS HIS LIGHT, by MARIE D'AUTREMONT GERRY    Poem Text            
First Line: Arcturus! Shepherd of the crimson beams
Last Line: To light an exposition with a star.
Subject(s): Light


ARRANGEMENT IN DARK AND LIGHT, by STEPHANIE BROWN    Poem Source            
First Line: You can ramble around the house without turning the light on
Last Line: A medicine you craved for the time of darkening of the light
Subject(s): Light; Night


ART OF MEASURING LIGHT (FROM THE PONT-NEUF, PARIS), by ELLEN HINSEY    Poem Source            
First Line: The light here has begin to pass and as it passes
Last Line: Lanterns -- swinging slowly in narrow arcs
Subject(s): Light; Paris, France


AS IN A GLASS: 1. TIME, by CLARA PLATT MEADOWCROFT    Poem Text            
First Line: Through this dark cavern I carry a torch to light me
Last Line: Time is the torch I carry in my hand.
Subject(s): Caves; Light; Caverns


AVOWAL, by MINNIE MARKHAM KERR    Poem Text            
First Line: Love is a shield to hold against the dark
Last Line: If I may have your love I shall have all.
Subject(s): Light


BALDER DEAD, by MATTHEW ARNOLD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: So on the floor lay balder dead; and round
Last Line: At last he sigh'd, and set forth back to heaven.
Subject(s): Balder (norse God Of Light); Mythology - Norse


BALLAD OF DEPICTING THE LIGHT, by ROBERT GERNHARDT    Poem Source            
First Line: Put some things into light and watch
Last Line: What happens to things in the light
Subject(s): Light; Paintings And Painters


BEACON FOR THE DARKNESS, by CHARLES MUNOZ    Poem Source            
First Line: On a warm night in autumn
Last Line: That made the coming darkness more than dark
Subject(s): Light; Night


BEETLE LIGHT; FOR DANIEL HILLEN, by MADELINE DEFREES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hornets collect on the side of the sun
Last Line: The exterminator. Very soon they will die.
Alternate Author Name(s): Mary Gilbert, Sister; De Frees, Madeline
Subject(s): Extermination & Exterminators; Insects; Light; Poetry & Poets; Bugs


BENHAM'S DISK: 2. ABOUT LIGHT, by JANICE N. HARRINGTON    Poem Source            
First Line: To make a purple dye, crush purpura
Last Line: Her father said, only niggers wear red
Subject(s): Birth; Light


BIOLUMINESCENCE: 1. CANDELA, by LEE ANN RORIPAUGH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The eggs burn softly / in the earth, and when glow-worms
Subject(s): Fireflies; Hunger; Light; Glowworms


BIOLUMINESCENCE: 4. LUCIFERIN, by LEE ANN RORIPAUGH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You are a dusky / angel drawn to the gleaming
Subject(s): Fireflies; Light; Smoking; Glowworms; Tobacco; Pipes; Cigars; Cigarettes


BLIND MAN CARVES A STAR, by MARCIA SIMPSON    Poem Source            
First Line: I wish you would tell me
Last Line: The nourishment of light
Subject(s): Light; Stars


BRIEF LIFE, by KATHARINE LEE BATES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Brief as the creaming waves that break and run
Last Line: And we are gone; yet the least life holds all.
Subject(s): Life; Light


BRIGHT, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source            
First Line: Sunlight on the cathedral
Last Line: Looking at this?
Subject(s): Churches; Insanity; Light; Swift, Jonathan (1667-1745)


BRIGHT LIGHT AND CLOUD SHADOWS, by CHU TA    Poem Source            
First Line: Spring mountains have no near or far.
Last Line: How did a worldly thought come to mind
Subject(s): Clouds; Light


BRIGHTEN, by JOHN DONLAN    Poem Source            
First Line: After a twinge of feeling lost and irrevocably wrong
Last Line: Tadpole-like across your vision, all right, I'm here
Subject(s): Light


BRIGHTER, by SUSAN HUTTON    Poem Source            
First Line: Walking into an empty house
Last Line: The snowfall brightens everything, %regardless
Subject(s): Emptiness; Light; Snow


BY THE WAYSIDE, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Summer's face was rosiest, skies and woods were mellow
Last Line: Fair as heaven and kind as earth?
Subject(s): Heaven; Light; Love; Summer; Paradise


CAMILLE SUR SON LIT DE MORT, by NEIL AZEVEDO    Poem Source            
First Line: Claude, be still, light
Last Line: Like a citizen. But in the dark, %a black leaf, I speak
Subject(s): Light


CANDLE LIGHTING, by LISA ROSENBERG    Poem Source            
First Line: These candles waste fast
Last Line: In the room by %our breath above them
Subject(s): Candles; Light


CHANUKAH, by MARGARET FREEMAN    Poem Text            
First Line: Little candles shed your light
Last Line: Would we need a maccabee?
Subject(s): Fasts & Feasts; Hanukkah; Israel; Jews; Light; Judaism


CHANUKAH LIGHTS, by M. M.    Poem Text            
First Line: A single light is kindled and it glows
Last Line: And breathes new hope into his soul.
Subject(s): Fasts & Feasts; Hanukkah; Jews; Light; Judaism


CHANUKAH LIGHTS, by PHILIP MAX RASKIN    Poem Text            
First Line: I kindled my eight little candles
Last Line: A heavenly-glorious light.
Alternate Author Name(s): Raskin, P. M.
Subject(s): Courage; Fasts & Feasts; Freedom; Hanukkah; Jews; Light; Valor; Bravery; Liberty; Judaism


CHARADE, by CHARLES JOHN AUSTEN    Poem Source            
First Line: Without me divided, fair ladies I ween
Last Line: Whatever your carriage you'd never get there
Subject(s): Light


CHRIST LIGHT, by OLIVER MURRAY EDWARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: Far out through the night there shines a star
Last Line: Deflected by you, christ's light divine.
Subject(s): Heaven; Jesus Christ; Light; Stars; Paradise


CLARITY, by LUISA IGLORIA    Poem Source            
First Line: One knows by the involuntary gleam
Last Line: Although without, worlds spin
Subject(s): Light


CLARITY, by R. D. PATRICK    Poem Source            
First Line: On this open road the gravel is hard under me
Last Line: Tumbling in the white light
Subject(s): Fields; Light; Roads


COMFORT IN THE NIGHT, by JEAN INGELOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She thought by heaven's high wall that she did stray
Last Line: Then the gate closed and she awoke content.
Subject(s): Comfort; Contentment; Kisses; Light; Night; Bedtime


COMMUNION: 6. ADSUM, by ARVIA MACKAYE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Song of the sylphin breezes
Last Line: And I in the world.
Subject(s): Dreams; Light; Nightmares


CONNECTIONS, by JACK ANDERSON    Poem Source            
First Line: We are all connected, one unto anotherr
Last Line: Henry! Come quick! The lights seem to be going on and off for no reason
Subject(s): Light; Togetherness


CONSIDERATIONS, by MATTHEW PRIOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Heavy, o lord, on me thy judgments lie
Last Line: Thou that art the god of love.
Subject(s): Death; God; Light; Love; Night; Dead, The; Bedtime


CONTAINING THE LIGHT, by SUSAN LUDVIGSON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Disappearance is the fear
Last Line: The light paler, even as beauty %things, pared to essentials
Subject(s): Light


DAYBREAK, by EDYTHE BARRETT GOELTZ    Poem Text            
First Line: The morning air, yet clean and pure
Last Line: A new day is born.
Subject(s): Light; Morning


DELIVERANCE OF AMATERASU, by PAUL CLAUDEL    Poem Source            
First Line: No mortal man can, without incongruity
Last Line: Little round mirror of polished metal
Subject(s): Goddesses And Gods; Light; Mythology; Nature


EDVARD GRIEG, by CHARLES WHARTON STORK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The light across the fjord is very cool
Last Line: The very scene I look on here tonight.
Subject(s): Light; Love; Norway; Sea; Summer; Ocean


EPITAPH: JAMES CHRISTOPHER WILSON, by GEORGE MEREDITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou our beloved and light of earth hast crossed
Last Line: Through love to kindle in our souls the more.
Subject(s): Death; Epitaphs; Light; Dead, The


ESSAY: ON THE FIRST LINES OF THE INVOCATION TO LIGHT, by ELENI SIKELIANOS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: (now we will speak of)
Last Line: What good is a brain
Subject(s): Light; Science; Scientists


EVENING CONVERSATION, by ALLAN JOHNSTON    Poem Source            
First Line: Reckless and white as a flashlight beam cast
Last Line: We can only walk while there is light
Subject(s): Conversation; Light; Night


EVENSONG, by JOSEPHINE NORFOLK CARR    Poem Text            
First Line: Tis evensong, and in the tree-tops high
Last Line: We wait, to sing the evensong above.
Subject(s): Day; Light


EXPECTATION, by GLADYS BRIERLY ASHOUR    Poem Text            
First Line: Starlight, moonglow / hoofbeats in the snow
Last Line: In your arms once more.
Subject(s): Light


FAITH, by RAY CLARKE ROSE    Poem Text            
First Line: In thought's black caves the wanderer cries
Last Line: "grope with thy hands and thou shalt know!"
Subject(s): Faith; God; Light; Belief; Creed


FAITH - HOPE - LOVE, by OLIVER MURRAY EDWARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: The lamp of faith will give thee light
Last Line: Whose beacon light is love.
Subject(s): God; Holy Ghost; Light; Love; Holy Spirit


FALL FIELDS, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sober-golden fields lie soaked in light
Last Line: Turns paler blue above such tapestry.
Subject(s): Autumn; Fields; Light; Rugs; Seasons; Fall; Pastures; Meadows; Leas; Carpets


FEATHER LIGHTS, by CARL SANDBURG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Macabre and golden the moon opened a slant of light
Subject(s): Light


FINGERS OF THE LIGHT, by EMILY DICKINSON                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Held up his cup for light
Variant Title(s): Poem: 1000; Poem: 101
Subject(s): Light


FIRST LIGHT, by MARISA DE LOS SANTOS    Poem Source            
First Line: I shake the night rains loose from sapling oaks
Last Line: My careful movements rip his breath to rags
Subject(s): Light; Morning


FIRST LIGHT POEM: FOR IRIS - 10 JUNE 1962, by JACKSON MACLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The light of a student-lamp
Alternate Author Name(s): Mac Low, Jackson
Subject(s): Mysticism – Judaism; Light


FOLLOW THE LIGHT, by FREDERIC ROWLAND MARVIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To moping owl, and loathsome bat
Last Line: The glory of the opening day.
Subject(s): Light; Morning; Sun


FOR THE FEAST OF GIORDANO BRUNO, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Son of the lightning and the light that glows
Last Line: And mix with yours a third incorporate name.
Subject(s): Bruno, Giordano (1548-1600); Freedom; Light; Soul; Liberty


FOREGROUND, by BARBARA CAMPBELL    Poem Source            
First Line: A voice speaks, repeating numbers in sequence
Last Line: The boy's face sweet apple of light
Subject(s): Boys; Light; Nature


GENESIS, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the outer world that was before this earth
Last Line: So shall a man be after among the dead.
Subject(s): Creation; Earth; Life; Light; Universe; World


GOLDEN LIGHTS FOR CHANUKAH, by JANIE JACOBSON    Poem Text            
First Line: O golden lights, shine out anew
Last Line: "lord among the gods, who is like thee?"
Subject(s): Faith; Fasts & Feasts; God; Hanukkah; Jews; Light; Belief; Creed; Judaism


GUARDIAN, by SUSAN HAHN    Poem Source            
First Line: In a brush of fine plumes
Last Line: O bright filament %about to completely vanish
Subject(s): Light


HAMRA NIGHT, by SAADI YOUSSEF    Poem Source            
First Line: A candle in a long street
Last Line: A candle in my hands
Alternate Author Name(s): Youssef, Saddi; Yusuf, Sa'di
Subject(s): Candles; Light


HEIRLOOM LACE, by LOLA GREENFIELD LAWRENCE    Poem Text            
First Line: The dusky handwork of the night
Last Line: To fold the lovely night away!
Subject(s): Dawn; Day; Light; Sunrise


HERE WE ARE ON THE PLACE ST. SULPICE AGAIN LOOKING ONTO THE, by ELENI SIKELIANOS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Cumference would not be the animals’ shadow but real: real
Subject(s): Light


HOUSE OF LIGHT, by JAMES LAUGHLIN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Has been designed by the master
Last Line: Anyone build the house of light?
Subject(s): Light


HUSH OF TWILIGHT, by G. KENYON ASHENDEN    Poem Text            
First Line: After the sun goes down
Last Line: All destiny is cast.
Subject(s): Day; Evening; Light; Night; Sunset; Twilight; Bedtime


HYMN TO LIGHT, by ABRAHAM COWLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: First-born of chaos, who so fair didst come
Last Line: From thence took first their rise, thither at last must flow.
Subject(s): Light


HYMN TO THE SUN, by MATTHEW PRIOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Light of the world, and ruler of the year
Last Line: And touch thy lyre, and shoot thy beams no more.
Subject(s): Heroism; Holidays; Light; New Year; Sun; Time; War; Heroes; Heroines


I NEVER TOLD THE BURIED GOLD, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: "atropos"" decide"
Subject(s): Sun; Light; Trith


IF LIGHTS DIM, by SANDRA BERRIS    Poem Source            
First Line: When you're asked where
Last Line: What makes you remember
Subject(s): Light; Memory


ILLUMINATION, by ANTHONY HECHT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ground lapis for the sky, and scrolls of gold
Last Line: That will find their way to the light through drifts of snow
Subject(s): Christmas; Light; Snow; Nativity, The


ILLUMINATION, by ANTHONY HECHT    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ground lapis for the sky, and scrolls of gold
Last Line: That will find their way to the light through drifts of snow
Subject(s): Christmas; Light; Snow


IMAGE OF LIGHT, ADIEU, by EMILY DICKINSON                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Impart - depart
Variant Title(s): Poem: 1556; Poem: 158
Subject(s): Light


IMAGES VARYING MY OWN, by CAROLYN KOO    Poem Source            
First Line: Discussion begins on the body; a moon-curved mole
Last Line: The spiralling light's momentary radiance almost makes up for the dark
Subject(s): Imagism; Light; Night


IN COUNTRIES WHERE THE LIGHT HAS ANOTHER COLOR, by ROLF JACOBSEN    Poem Source            
Last Line: Fiery diadems reflect here, and whose hands %have scattered them across these dark waters?
Subject(s): Light


IN LIFE'S TUNNEL, by GRACE DENIO LITCHFIELD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Borne by a power resistless and unseen
Last Line: When lo, the light!
Subject(s): Life; Light


IN SAN LORENZO, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is thine hour come to wake, o slumbering night?
Last Line: But will not yet thine angel bid thee wake?
Subject(s): Dawn; Heaven; Italy; Light; Sunrise; Paradise; Italians


IN TENEBRIS, by FORD MADOX FORD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All within is warm
Last Line: Let the light fall on my face.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hueffer, Ford Hermann; Hueffer, Ford Madox
Subject(s): Light; Longing; Waiting


IN THE BRIGHTNESS THAT MAKES THOUGHT, by STUART JOHN DYBEK    Poem Source            
Last Line: Shading their eyes, touching hands, laughing - %they disappear into the glare
Subject(s): Light; Thought


INCANDESCENCE, by LUCILLE CLIFTON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: We are %the light
Subject(s): Light


INDIRECT LIGHTING, by ALICE CONE PERRY    Poem Text            
First Line: We carry each a trembling flame
Last Line: I might mistake it for the sun.
Subject(s): Candles; Light; Sun


JACK-O'-LANTERN, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Jack-o'-lantern, jack-o'lantern
Last Line: "lends a jack-o'-lantern light."
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Light


KNOW-NOTHING LIGHT, by DIETER WESLOWSKI    Poem Source            
First Line: Kisses our eyelids
Last Line: The white-sanded %hour
Subject(s): Light


L IS FOR LIGHT, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text            
First Line: What lovely meadows have I seen in the sun
Last Line: And love may bleed to death, till it has gone.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Light


L'HEURE DU TIGRE (EXTRACT 2), by MATHIAS TSCHABOLD    Poem Source            
First Line: You are ascendant signs in a staircase of light
Last Line: At night even the stars withdraw behind a huge glass roof
Subject(s): Light


L'HEURE DU TIGRE (EXTRACT 3), by MATHIAS TSCHABOLD    Poem Source            
First Line: The sun's flakes fan themselves under the arches
Last Line: When the lamp of my days passes over into night
Subject(s): Light; Night


LAMP BY MY WINDOW, by JOHN PEPPER CLARK    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have a lamp
Last Line: Bearing me to sleep
Alternate Author Name(s): Clark-bekederemo, J. P.; Clark, J. P.
Subject(s): Lamps; Light


LAST ACT, by CEES NOOTEBOOM    Poem Source            
First Line: A hundred times you wanted to think about the eye
Last Line: The sect of creation as creator %existing through sight
Subject(s): Creation; Eyes; Life; Light


LAST LIGHT, by VIVIAN SHIPLEY    Poem Source            
First Line: Pack up your gear, head for the quinney quencher
Last Line: You, that in that darkness below, your dream is waiting
Variant Title(s): Last Nigh
Subject(s): Fishing And Fishermen; Future; Light


LEGENDARY LIGHTS, by ALTER ABELSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O, the legendary light
Last Line: The omnipotence of right.
Subject(s): Fasts & Feasts; Hanukkah; Holocaust, Jewish - Liberation; Jews; Light; Judaism


LIFE, by JAMES WELDON JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Out of the infinite sea of eternity
Last Line: Through one short hour of fretfulness.
Subject(s): Birth; Light; Waking; Child Birth; Midwifery


LIGHT, by HELEN DEGAN COHEN    Poem Source            
First Line: We live in a prison, mirenka
Last Line: Than the light we live by
Subject(s): Light; Prisons And Prisoners


LIGHT, by MARY ELIZABETH B. CROUSE    Poem Text            
First Line: Thou one all perfect light
Last Line: We go, to prove they shine.
Subject(s): Lamps; Light


LIGHT, by PAUL FORT    Poem Text            
First Line: Light is the life of all my thoughts
Last Line: At twilight, in the woods, I gather marguerites.
Subject(s): Evening; Life; Light; Rest; Sunset; Twilight


LIGHT, by PEMBERTON GINTHER    Poem Text            
First Line: God made the merry morning
Last Line: For madness that will match the crash of growing worlds!
Subject(s): God; Laughter; Light; Morning


LIGHT, by GEORGE MACDONALD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou art the joy of age
Last Line: Are dead till touched by thee.
Subject(s): Light; Nature


LIGHT, by XAVIER DE MAGALLON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Mistress of my days, light, o light
Last Line: Is it thus you shine on the elysian fields?
Subject(s): Light; Love; Passion


LIGHT, by KATHERINE MCCORD    Poem Source            
First Line: The sky is veined with trees
Last Line: Please help me take my hands %from my face
Subject(s): Light; Sight


LIGHT, by BRIDGET MEEDS    Poem Source            
First Line: At the big house new year's eve karaoke
Last Line: And the rush begins once again. %belfast, winter 1994
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Holidays; Light; New Year; Women


LIGHT, by MARTINUS NIJHOFF    Poem Source            
First Line: The light, god's white light breaks out and must bedizen
Last Line: These are the deeds of the man I once was
Subject(s): Light


LIGHT, by AIMEE PAUL THOMAS    Poem Text            
First Line: Give us light
Last Line: Belittling its inherent beauty.
Subject(s): Light


LIGHT AND DARKNESS, by ALICE CARY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Darkness, blind darkness every way
Last Line: We sin and suffer to the end.
Subject(s): Light; Darkness; Hope; Fear


LIGHT AND LOVE, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: If light should strike through every darkened place
Last Line: If perfect love might reign but one short day!
Subject(s): Light;love


LIGHT AND MOONBELLS, by CARL SANDBURG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The could bend low
Subject(s): Light


LIGHT AND SHADE, by FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Light! Emblem of all good and joy
Last Line: The lord our everlasting light.
Subject(s): Eyes; Lamps; Light; Sun; Vision


LIGHT BETWEEN THE TREES, by HENRY VAN DYKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Long, long, long the trail
Last Line: Light between the trees!
Alternate Author Name(s): Civis Americanus
Subject(s): Light; Trees


LIGHT BREAKS WHERE NO SUN SHINES, by DYLAN THOMAS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: And blood jumps in the sun; %above the waste allotments the dawn halts
Subject(s): Light


LIGHT COMES THROUGH AND IS, by ELENI SIKELIANOS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: From devouring a lunch of air. Then there was lights.
Subject(s): Light


LIGHT IN DARKNESS (2), by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I saw thee once in waking light
Last Line: That I may gaze on thee.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Light


LIGHT LINGERS LONG, by PERCY STICKNEY GRANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Light lingers long as winter wears to spring
Last Line: Light lingers long.
Subject(s): Light; Seasons


LIGHT ON THE SUBJECT, by DEBORAH GORLIN    Poem Source            
First Line: This is a breed of light I don't know at all
Last Line: Bleached self, I have no retreat or private darkness
Subject(s): Light


LIGHT SWITCHES, by JOHN UPDIKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord, but one wearies of flipping them
Subject(s): Light Switches


LIGHT SWITCHES, by JOHN UPDIKE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord, but one wearies of flipping them
Last Line: With the morning shave and the midnight douche
Subject(s): Light Switches


LIGHT TRAVELS, by KEITH WALDROP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Common time I follow you un-
Subject(s): Light; Poetry & Poets


LIGHT-HORSE HARRY AT PAULUS HOOK, by CHARLES DAVIS PLATT    Poem Text            
First Line: O harry lee it was who did
Last Line: God speed that victory!
Subject(s): Lee, Henry (light-horse Harry)


LIGHT: AN EPICEDE, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Love will not weep because the seal is broken
Last Line: Yet light like thine is ours, if love be light.
Subject(s): Grief; Light; Love; Soul; Sorrow; Sadness


LIGHT: CLARENCE H. WHITE'S PHOTOGRAPHS, by DEBORAH ELLIOTT DEUTSCHMAN    Poem Source            
First Line: But hs real subject is light
Last Line: Here, where we are so briefly, in the light
Subject(s): Light; Paintings And Painters


LIGHTED PATH, by GABRIELE HOOKS    Poem Source            
First Line: The moon kissed my womb and settled
Last Line: I tell myself this matters
Subject(s): Light; Roads


LIGHTS, by MABEL CLELAND LUDLUM    Poem Text            
First Line: There are happy lights and lonely lights
Last Line: Makes shadows on the floor.
Subject(s): Light


LIGHTS, by PIERRE REVERDY    Poem Source            
First Line: We know that the fires will all meet up
Last Line: And everything that remains of this world %after the storm
Subject(s): Fire; Light


LIGHTS AND SHADOWS, by EDNA DEAN PROCTOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: See how the shifting lights and shadows fall
Last Line: Whether with shine or shade the hours we fill.
Alternate Author Name(s): Dean
Subject(s): Life; Light; Shadows


LIGHTS THROUGH THE MIST, by WILLIAM ROSE BENET    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Some for the sadness and sweetness of far evening bells
Last Line: Lights through the mist!
Subject(s): Comfort; Evening; God; Grief; Hope; Light; Mist; Sunset; Twilight; Sorrow; Sadness; Optimism


LIKE MIGHTY FOOTLIGHTS BURNED THE RED, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Myself distinguished god
Subject(s): Theater & Theaters; Forests; Light


LINES FOR A SUN-DIAL, by ALFRED NOYES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With shadowy pen I write
Last Line: Some far off sun.
Subject(s): Light; Pens & Pencils; Writing & Writers


LJUS AV LJUS, LIGHT FROM LIGHT, by PETER HUGGINS    Poem Source            
First Line: See the face! See how everything is transformed!
Last Line: Before this gaze I exist
Subject(s): Light; Nature


LOOK AT IT! LOOK AT THE BLUE LIGHT, by PHYLLIS STOWELL    Poem Source            
First Line: Like a girl, legs tucked up on the sofa, she remained
Last Line: Looking out toward nowhere with a child's blue-eyed stare %and sagging, apricot dugs
Subject(s): Girls; Light


LOVE AND LIGHT, by HENRY VAN DYKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There are many kinds of love, as many kinds of light,
Last Line: But the love that leads life upward is the noblest and the best.
Alternate Author Name(s): Civis Americanus
Subject(s): Light; Love; Wisdom


LUCIA, by M. RUKMINI CALLIMACHI    Poem Source            
First Line: In the church of st mikulash
Last Line: Lucia, my double, penetrated with light
Subject(s): Churches; Light


LUMINARIA, by JEANNE FOSTER    Poem Source            
First Line: The bougainvillaea lets go a few
Last Line: Fragile paper lanterns, luminaria %turn brown and melt
Subject(s): Light; Memory; Night


MASSACHUSETTS, by FLORENCE VAN FLEET LYMAN    Poem Text            
First Line: I now recall how very dear
Last Line: No other light -- however far.
Subject(s): Evening; Light; Sky; Stars; Sunset; Twilight


MORNING, by OLIVER MURRAY EDWARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: The star of hope doth light the way
Last Line: To those whose crowns are won.
Subject(s): Hope; Light; Morning; Victory; Optimism


MORNING, by GIUSEPPE UNGARETTI    Poem Source            
First Line: On the edge of night
Last Line: Of immensity
Subject(s): Light; Morning


MOTHER, I AM MAD, by LUCILLE CLIFTON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Someone of it is answering to %your name
Subject(s): Light; Mothers And Daughters


MY ANTIQUE LAMP, by OLIVER MURRAY EDWARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: My antique lamp from old japan
Last Line: And take myself to bed.
Subject(s): Antiques; Lamps; Light; Night; Shadows; Sleep; Bedtime


MY DESIRE, by MARY JESSIE PEARCE    Poem Text            
First Line: I'd like to have a little house
Last Line: And hope 'twould guide you there.
Subject(s): Desire; Flowers; Light; Roses


NAILSWORTH HILL, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text            
First Line: The moon, that peeped as she came up
Last Line: Where no such trees have ever been?
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Light; Moon; White (color)


NAMING THE LIGHT, by KENNETH LINCOLN    Poem Source            
First Line: Saffron - one word, no more, to alchemize
Last Line: That glitters: within each eye the light burns
Subject(s): Language; Light


NATIVE STONE, by OCTAVIO PAZ    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Light is laying waste the heavens
Subject(s): Insomnia; Light; Sleeplessness


NATIVE STONE, by OCTAVIO PAZ    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Light is laying waste the heavens
Last Line: Whatever is not stone is light
Subject(s): Insomnia; Light


NIGHT AND DAY, by OLIVER MURRAY EDWARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: Twas night, and darkness reigned supreme
Last Line: Beyond the power of sin—man's soul shall never die.
Subject(s): Bible; Death; Easter; Healing; Holidays; Holy Ghost; Immortality; Jesus Christ; Life; Light; Night; Praise; Religion; Religious Education; Sin; Dead, The; The Resurrection; Cures; Holy Spirit; Bedtime; Theology; Sunday Schools; Yeshivas; Parochial School


NIGHT AND SHADOWS, by EMMA THOMAS SCOVILLE    Poem Text            
First Line: But yesterday I watched the shadows play
Last Line: If I remember morning speeds the night.
Subject(s): Light; Moon; Night; Shadows; Bedtime


NIGHT TRIPTYCH WITH MISSING LIGHT SWITCH, by JEANNE WELLS    Poem Source            
First Line: In the night you walk and walking wake
Last Line: Because there is no switch there is no story -- wakes
Subject(s): Light; Night


NORMAL LIGHT, by ALICIA SUSKIN OSTRIKER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Normal light never killed anything
Subject(s): Light; Superman; Vision


OBLIQUE MUSCLE (MEDITATION ON A FAMOUS BLINDNESS), by CAROL ANNE MUSKE    Poem Source            
First Line: When I consider how my light is spent...
Last Line: Think of how your light is spent. Blink. It's enough
Subject(s): Blindness; Life; Light


OCTOBER'S SUN, by CLYDE MCGEE    Poem Text            
First Line: O liberal sun in fair october's sky
Last Line: Redeems the soul least worth to one most fair.
Subject(s): Light; October; Sun


ODE ON PROCLAMATION OF THE FRENCH REPUBLIC, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With songs and crying and sound of acclamations
Last Line: The cry thou gavest at heart was only of delight.
Subject(s): France; Hope; Lament; Light; Nations; War; Optimism


OF A SUN SHE CAN REMEMBER, by ELEANOR WILNER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: After they had been in the woods
Last Line: The golden net of meaning in the light.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilner, Eleanor Rand
Subject(s): Light; Sun


OF HARTFORD IN A PURPLE LIGHT, by WALLACE STEVENS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A long time you have been making the trip
Subject(s): Sun; Light; Colors; Hartford, Connecticut


OF LIGHT, by AGHA SHAHID ALI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: At dawn you leave. The river wears its skin of light
Last Line: From every tomb I'll learn all we imagine of light
Subject(s): Light


ON LAMB'S SPECIMENS OF DRAMATIC POETS, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If all the flowers of all the fields on earth
Last Line: Took subtler sweetness from the lips of lamb.
Subject(s): Flowers; Light; Poetry & Poets


ON LIGHT, by PAUL CLAUDEL    Poem Source            
First Line: I do not think -- I entirely reject the idea
Last Line: Differing with different subjects
Subject(s): Colors; Light


ON THE CAPTURE OF GENERAL LEE, by PHILLIS WHEATLEY    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The deed perfidious, and the hero's fate
Alternate Author Name(s): Peters, Phillis
Subject(s): Lee, Henry (light-horse Harry); Love - Loss Of; Mortality


ONCE IN A WHILE, by W. FRANCIS CHAMBERS    Poem Text            
First Line: Once in a while the skies seem blue
Last Line: Once in a while.
Subject(s): Laughter; Light; Smiles; Sun


ONE OF TWAIN, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: One of twain, twin-born with flowers that waken
Last Line: Night and light?
Subject(s): Flowers; Light; Love; Roundels


ONLY ONE RAY, by CHAIM NACHMAN BIALIK    Poem Source            
First Line: Only one ray of light pierced you
Last Line: Smelt from afar your corpse
Alternate Author Name(s): Bialik, Hayim Nahman; Byalik, Chaim Nachman
Subject(s): Light


ORDER, by CEES NOOTEBOOM    Poem Source            
First Line: The gods are mortal
Last Line: The end without end
Subject(s): Eyes; Immortality; Life; Light


ORGAN SONGS: LIGHT, by GEORGE MACDONALD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: First-born of the creating voice!
Last Line: For god is light.
Subject(s): Christianity; God; Light; Nature; Truth


OUR JUNIORS, by ANNA M. ALLEN    Poem Text            
First Line: They set a light upon the hill
Last Line: Upon the hill a beacon light.
Subject(s): Courage; Light; Youth; Valor; Bravery


OVER THE BANISTERS, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Over the banisters bends a face
Last Line: That shall brighten the world for him alway.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Faces; Light; Smiles


PALLACE OF MEMORIA GARNISHED WITH PERPETUALL SHININGE GLORIOUS, by MICHAEL DONAGHY    Poem Source            
First Line: It's shut. And after such a climb
Last Line: As is the custom of your country
Subject(s): Light


PARADISE LIGHTNING DAZZLE: 2. TOO BRIGHT, by GREGORY ORR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: One step beyond
Last Line: It lives, or dies?
Subject(s): Heaven; Light; Paradise


PARTICIPATION, by BERTYE YOUNG WILLIAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Let there be light, god said, and spaced
Last Line: His tiny lamp agleam.
Alternate Author Name(s): Williams, B. Y.
Subject(s): Light


PERFECT TIME, by PHIL WEIDMAN    Poem Source            
First Line: The bulb in my bedside
Last Line: My woman & send new %poems out to wormie
Subject(s): Lamps; Light


PERSEID SHOWER, by BERT ALMON    Poem Source            
First Line: The whole family reclines in wicker chairs on the patio, eyes up for the
Last Line: Bright lights are still streaking the sky's black negative
Subject(s): Eyes; Light; Vision


PERSEPHONE, by JEAN INGELOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She stepped upon sicilian grass
Last Line: "the daffodil, the daffodil!"
Subject(s): Daffodils; Daughters; Demeter; Light; Mythology; Persephone; Ceres; Proserpine; Proserpina


PHOENIX, by MARGARETTE BALL DICKSON    Poem Text            
First Line: The fire has faded as I knew it must
Last Line: Of all the souls who grieve and lose and yearn.
Subject(s): Fire; Light; Memory


POEM IN THE WAVE, by MATTHEW JOY    Poem Source            
First Line: Beams of sunlight %penetrate clouds
Last Line: Kaleidoscope of fascinations %from the sea
Subject(s): High School Students; Light; Sea; Teenagers; Waves


POET AND SCIENTIST, by MARION DOYLE    Poem Text            
First Line: Sunlit day and starlit night
Last Line: But never care to measure it.
Alternate Author Name(s): Doyle, Marion Stauffer
Subject(s): Light; Poetry & Poets; Science; Sun; Scientists


POINT, by APRIL OSSMANN    Poem Source            
First Line: The point being how when a star dies
Last Line: Lives on. The point being %that the light disappears
Subject(s): Light; Stars


POWER PLANT, by RON BLOCK    Poem Source            
First Line: Along the riverbanks, cottonwoods bloom
Last Line: The dismal waters as the moon keeps pace, bursting open on a cottonwood
Subject(s): Electricity; Light


PRESENTIMENT, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yonder, where the stars glow nightly
Last Line: Night's dark gloom at dawn of day.
Subject(s): Light


PUT OUT THE LIGHT, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Put out the light; - and then
Last Line: To earth or sea or sky.
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Light; Pain; Wind; Dead, The; Suffering; Misery


QUITE HIGH ENOUGH OR LOW...., by ALFRED FRANCIS KREYMBORG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O singular perception of the light
Last Line: Whose merest drop or two a dungeon fills!
Subject(s): Dreams; Light; Love; Nightmares


ROCKINCHA, by RICARDO PAU-LLOSA    Poem Source            
First Line: All around the cone of light
Last Line: Of physics. No one crashes %in a torrent of amber
Subject(s): Light


ROUGH LIGHT, by MARTIE MCCLEERY PALAR    Poem Source            
First Line: At the farmstand, the pumpkins turned their blank faces
Last Line: Everything I desire requires aloneness
Subject(s): Light; Nature


SEA MARSHES, by JOHN CIARDI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Marsh hummocks that were were a sabbath hill
Last Line: Worlds as worlds will be seen - in what light there is
Subject(s): Light


SERAPH, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I was here alone
Last Line: But it was gone.
Subject(s): Compassion; Light


SHED LIGHT, by ALICE B. FOGEL    Poem Source            
First Line: Snakeskin spiraling like flute music
Last Line: Transparent now as what it housed
Subject(s): Animals; Light; Snakes


SINGLE RAY IN THE DAWN, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: With love which light up all the world
Subject(s): Happiness; Light; Love


SLANTING LIGHT, by ARTHUR SZE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Slanting light casts onto a stucco wall
Last Line: Death as the stark light sifts the branches of the plum.
Subject(s): Death; Light; Dead, The


SLEEP (A WOMAN SPEAKS), by JEAN INGELOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O sleep, we are beholden to thee, sleep
Last Line: Never to want, never to wish for thee!
Subject(s): Grief; Light; Love; Man-woman Relationships; Night; Sleep; Sorrow; Sadness; Male-female Relations; Bedtime


SLEEPING IN THE LIGHT, by MARK GIBBONS    Poem Source            
First Line: Summer nights in the street under the arc light
Last Line: Milk-toast or drink whiskey anymore
Subject(s): Animals; Bats; Light; Night


SNOW LIGHT, by CHASE TWICHELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I stop, winded. The air sifting down
Last Line: Though that is the meaning we give them
Subject(s): Light; Snow


SONG FOR THE NIGHT OF CHRIST'S RESURRECTION, by JEAN INGELOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is the noon of night
Last Line: Holding the new-won crown above his saintly head.
Subject(s): Jesus Christ; Light; Night; Resurrection, The; Singing & Singers; Bedtime; Songs


SONGS OF NEW YORK: THE LIGHTS, by CHARLES HANSON TOWNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ten thousand jewels flash out
Last Line: Till the stars have faded away.
Subject(s): Light; New York City; Tears; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


SONGS OF THE NIGHT WATCHES: THE FIRST WATCH. TIRED, by JEAN INGELOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O, I would tell you more, but I am tired
Last Line: O, I am tired!
Subject(s): Life; Light; Love; Night; Sleep; Weariness; Bedtime; Fatigue


SONNET: 1. THE BRIGHT MOON, by CONRAD AIKEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Broad on the sunburnt hill the bright moon comes
Last Line: This god of myriad stars whom I thought lost.
Subject(s): Light; Moon; Night; Bedtime


SONNET: 5, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nor judge me light, tho' light at times I seem
Last Line: Whom easy taste, the golden pilot, steered.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Light; Sailing & Sailors; Travel; Journeys; Trips


SONNET: THE MYSTERY OF LIGHT, by CONSTANCE CAROLINE WOODHILL NADEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Light glorious and eternal, that reveals
Last Line: The notes recalled, the lovely words forgot.
Subject(s): Light


SOURCES OF LIGHT, by MARLON OHNESORGE-FICK    Poem Source            
First Line: One morning before dawn I rose
Last Line: Like a child pulling it loose to freedom
Subject(s): Dawn; Light; Morning


STAR TEACHERS, by GEORGE WILLIAM RUSSELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Even as a bird sprays many-coloured fires
Last Line: Are stars and deeps within.
Alternate Author Name(s): A. E.
Subject(s): Human Behavior; Light; Stars; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature


STARS FROM HORIZON TO HORIZON, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Just to light the path
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Light; Nature; Stars


STONE AND LIGHT, by TANIKAWA SHUNTARO    Poem Source            
First Line: The stone doesn't repel the light
Last Line: The light just now arrived on earth
Subject(s): Light


STREET LANTERNS, by MARY ELIZABETH COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Country roads are yellow and brown
Last Line: Topaz, and the ruby stone.
Alternate Author Name(s): Anodos
Subject(s): Light; London; Roads; Paths; Trails


STUDIES IN LIGHT, by DIANE DI PRIMA    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sun / caught in dew
Last Line: We stand outside of
Subject(s): Light


STUDIES IN LIGHT, by DIANE DI PRIMA    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sun %caught in dew
Last Line: Of earth %thinnest %piercing rays
Subject(s): Light


SUBH-I-KAZIB, by LOUISA SARAH BEVINGTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: See where the man wakes late from his dreaming
Last Line: Warm with the whole.
Alternate Author Name(s): Leigh, Arbor; Guggenberger, Mrs. Ignatz; Bevington, L. S.
Subject(s): Light; Transience; Impermanence


SUCCESSORS, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Says the shadow to the sun
Last Line: "shall it shine."
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Light


SUN AND DUST, by RICARDO PALMA    Poem Source            
First Line: In a swift whirlwind rises to the sky
Last Line: Immortal is its light
Subject(s): Happiness; Heat; Immortality; Light; Sun


SUN OR SATELLITE?, by MARY H. HULL    Poem Text            
First Line: Shall we walk by the stars instead of the sun?
Last Line: Love-light, as the compass, is guide night and day.
Subject(s): Light; Love; Stars; Sun


SUNRISE, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The broadening of the light is like a strain
Last Line: To play hunt's up, and wake the drowsy morn.
Subject(s): Dawn; Light; Sunrise


SUNSHINE, by OLIVER MURRAY EDWARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: The birds sing sweetly in the trees
Last Line: Where grief and pain are found.
Subject(s): Happiness; Light; Sun; Joy; Delight


TATTOO, by WALLACE STEVENS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The light is like a spider
Subject(s): Light


THE ARC-LAMPS, by THEODOR DAUBLER    Poem Text            
First Line: The arc-lamps crown the sunset with their glimmer
Last Line: Why do you pale beneath the starry diadem?
Subject(s): Light


THE COLOSSUS OF RHODES, by VICTOR MARIE HUGO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My name is light. I am seventy cubits high
Last Line: In the deep trance of my colossal stare.
Subject(s): Light; Rhodes (island)


THE COURTIER'S RETURN, by PIERRE DE RONSARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Good morn, my heart, good morn, my life's one end
Last Line: My goddess sweet, my true-love.
Subject(s): Eyes; Life; Light; Love


THE CURTAIN, by TRISTAN LECLERE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Glorious weather / chantecler has called
Last Line: And it is morning in my heart.
Alternate Author Name(s): Klingsor, Tristan
Subject(s): Light; Morning; Sun; Window Treatments; Venetian Blinds; Curtains; Shades; Drapes


THE DEAD, by KATHERYN KOHBERGER    Poem Text            
First Line: We rest in illimitable slumber
Last Line: And is eternal night.
Subject(s): April; Death; Graves; Light; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


THE EDGE OF THE WIND, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye stars in ye skies seem twinkling
Last Line: And ye crickets cease to sing.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Light; Stars; Wind


THE EIGHT CHANUKAH LIGHTS, by ISIDORE MYERS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With fervor and joy we give thanks to the lord
Last Line: To serve the one god and to walk in his light.
Subject(s): Fasts & Feasts; God; Hanukkah; Heaven; Heroism; Jews; Light; Paradise; Heroes; Heroines; Judaism


THE ETERNAL FEMININE, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: For ever shall she beckon. Men may prate
Last Line: Yet ancient as the moaning of the sea!
Subject(s): Dreams; Light; Sea; Time; Nightmares; Ocean


THE EVE OF REVOLUTION, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The trumpets of the four winds of the world
Last Line: Hasten thine hour and halt not, till thy work be done.
Subject(s): Freedom; Greece; Light; Revolutions; War; Liberty; Greeks


THE EYE, by JOHN FREEMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is not true that eyes
Last Line: Hill pastures and reluming the green-caved wood.
Subject(s): Adam & Eve; Bible; Eyes; Light; Eve


THE FIREMAKER, by SUSIE KERIN    Poem Text            
First Line: Chela chis-chela, your hands on your breast
Last Line: Your smile, and your signal and welcome to me.
Subject(s): Fire; Light


THE GLEAM, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This corpuscle that from my heart
Last Line: Eternal mind's activity.
Subject(s): Light


THE GREAT CARBUNCLE, by SYLVIA PLATH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We came over the moor-top
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Ted, Mrs.
Subject(s): Light


THE HARP OF THE MINSTREL, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The harp of the minstrel has never a tone
Last Line: Can not waken the echoes that breathe it aright.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Grief; Harps; Light; Minstrels; Musical Instruments; Sorrow; Sadness; Lyres


THE HOLY FLAME, 'MENORAH', by GEORGE JAY HOLLAND    Poem Text            
First Line: Thou sacred flame, so mellow and subdued
Last Line: "and breathe with god: ""let there be light."
Subject(s): God; Jews; Light; Spirituality; Synagogues; Judaism


THE ILLUMINATED CITY, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The hills all glowed with a festive light
Last Line: So must thy spirit be taught to feel!
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Light; Women


THE LAST SABBATH LIGHT, by HENRY ROSENBLATT    Poem Text            
First Line: The last lone sabbath candle sheds
Last Line: "and build a star in heaven."
Subject(s): Jews; Light; Sabbath; Stars; Judaism; Sunday


THE LIGHT OF INTERIORS, by KAY RYAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Light


THE LIGHT OF LOVE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The clouds have deepened o'er the
Last Line: With love and laughter here?
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Despair; Light; Love; Night; Wind; Bedtime


THE LIGHTS OF LAWRENCE, by ERNEST WARBURTON SHURTLEFF    Poem Text            
First Line: The night's dark curtain trails the east
Last Line: Like lights of lawrence burning clear!
Subject(s): Lawrence, Massachusetts; Light


THE LONG WHITE SEAM, by JEAN INGELOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As I came round the harbor buoy
Last Line: Sewing the long white seam.
Subject(s): Harbors; Light; Love; Marriage; Soul; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE MENORAH, by HARRY AUSTRYN WOLFSOHN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: For ages imprisoned in shadow
Last Line: The course of our future years!
Subject(s): God; Israel; Jews; Light; Synagogues; Judaism


THE MIRACULOUS OIL, by CAROLINE DEUTSCH    Poem Text            
First Line: Little cruet in the temple
Last Line: Through the centuries of darkest night!
Subject(s): Israel; Jews; Light; Temples; Judaism; Mosques


THE MOON, by FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not long ago the moon was dark
Last Line: And walk in brightness.
Subject(s): Light; Moon; White (color)


THE MOON, by WILLIAM MCGONAGALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beautiful moon, with thy silvery light
Last Line: To catch the rabbits and the hares.
Subject(s): Light; Moon; Night; Bedtime


THE MORNING MIST, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Look, william, how the morning mists
Last Line: Shall beam eternal day.
Subject(s): Immortality; Light; Mist; Morality; Morning; Vision; Ethics


THE NEW MOON, by THEODOSIA (PICKERING) GARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why do you shiver? Has the air grown chill?
Last Line: There is no light could make your eyes more blue!
Alternate Author Name(s): Faulks, Frederick J., Mrs.
Subject(s): Beauty; Light; Moon; Spring; Tides


THE OCEAN OF SONG, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In a land beyond sight or conceiving
Last Line: And are gladder than gods are, with glee.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): God; Light; Sea; Soul; Ocean


THE PICTURES, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: His reflection in water said
Last Line: To crumbling, then to part of night
Subject(s): Death; Light; Dead, The


THE POEMS OF COLD MOUNTAIN: 194, by HAN SHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The multitude of stars is the late night's light
Last Line: Hanging in the sky is my mind
Alternate Author Name(s): Kanzan; Hanshan; Han-shan
Subject(s): Chinese Literature; Light; Night; Bedtime


THE RAINY MORNING, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The dawn of the day was dreary
Last Line: Melted in mists of light.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Light; Morning; Rain; Wind


THE ROAD THROUGH CHAOS, by ALFRED NOYES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is one road, one only, to the light
Last Line: Conquer your world, and find the eternal goal.
Subject(s): Beauty; Chaos; Hearts; Light; Pilate, Pontius; Roads; Truth; Paths; Trails


THE SACRAMENT OF LIGHT, by WILLIAM ARTHUR DUNKERLEY    Poem Text            
First Line: In that far off dim dawn
Last Line: And see thou use it right!
Alternate Author Name(s): Oxenham, John
Subject(s): Light; Religion; Sacraments; Theology


THE SEARCHLIGHT, by DOROTHEA LAMORE    Poem Text            
First Line: Out of the dark a yellow light
Last Line: Earth has all secrets you want to know?
Subject(s): Earth; Light; Night; Sky; World; Bedtime


THE SECRET OF LIGHT, by JAMES WRIGHT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am sitting contented and alone in a little park near the palazzo scaligere in
Alternate Author Name(s): Wright, James A.
Subject(s): Hair; Light


THE SKY-LINE, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Man builds his barriers, obscures the light
Last Line: The sky-line changes, -- there is still the sky.
Subject(s): Heaven; Light; Sky; Paradise


THE SOUTH-FORELAND ELECTRIC LIGHT, by CHARLES TENNYSON TURNER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From calais pier I saw a brilliant sight
Last Line: Her shining honour and her moral might.
Subject(s): Electricity; Light


THE SUN OF DAY, by OLIVER MURRAY EDWARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: With morning's sun ascending
Last Line: As day yields to the night.
Subject(s): Day; Light; Lightning; Sun; Weather; Lightning Rods


THE SUNLIGHT, by GRACE DENIO LITCHFIELD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sunlight, the sunlight, / it cometh apace!
Last Line: Of heavenly light.
Subject(s): Day; Light; Sun; Waking


THE TOUCH OF LOVING HANDS, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Light falls the rain-drop on the
Last Line: Far lightlier falls the touch of loving hands.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Hands; Light; Love; Summer


THE TRAGEDY OF ASGARD: LOKI'S INSULTING, by VICTOR GUSTAVE PLARR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A bard in unforgotten verse has told
Last Line: Their guileful trapper in a foaming pool.
Subject(s): Balder (norse God Of Light); Loki (norse God); Mythology - Norse; Odin (norse God)


THE TRAGEDY OF ASGARD: THE RE-BIRTH, by VICTOR GUSTAVE PLARR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As to a watcher on a pier at night
Last Line: A deeper gloaming and I slept in night.'
Subject(s): Balder (norse God Of Light); Goddesses & Gods; Hodur (norse God); Mythology; Mythology - Norse; Nature; Sea; Ocean


THE UNEXTINGUISHED, by THEODORE ROETHKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Clouds glow like coals just fresh from fire, a flare
Subject(s): Fire; Light


THE WANDERING SUNBEAM, by FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It wandered far, that sunbeam bright
Last Line: Is heaven's eternal shadeless light
Subject(s): Heaven; Light; Paradise


THE YOUTH WHO CARRIED A LIGHT, by THOMAS HARDY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I saw him pass as the new day dawned
Last Line: And thence on infinitely?
Subject(s): Light


THERE COMES A MOMENT OF THE TWILIGHT, by HERBERT TRENCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: For which we came to be?
Subject(s): Evening; Inventions & Inventors; Light


THERE'S A CERTAIN SLANT OF LIGHT, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: On the look of death
Subject(s): Winter; Light; Death


THEY SAY - ., by JEAN STARR UNTERMEYER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They say I have a constant heart, who know
Last Line: Service to all of beauty -- and her due.
Subject(s): Beauty; Hearts; Light


THINKING OF HELEN IN HAVANA, by JULIAN H. SCOTT    Poem Text            
First Line: Oft in the darkness there shines a light
Last Line: Where, and what, are the snows of tomorrow?
Subject(s): Future Life; Keller, Helen (1880-1968); Light; Silence; Retribution; Eternity; After Life


THIS PLACE, by WAYNE DODD    Poem Source            
First Line: Late afternoon light
Last Line: Catching, for an instant, the leaves, %flashing, waving in the light wind
Subject(s): Light; Memory


THIS SIDE, by OCTAVIO PAZ    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is light. We neither see nor touch it
Last Line: I hear light beat on the other side
Subject(s): Light


THREE AM, by RUTH STONE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You wake in the night. I know you do
Last Line: The drawn blinds; the surface of indifference.
Subject(s): Eyes; Insomnia; Light; Sleeplessness


THREE PANELS: THE LIGHT, by MARK IRWIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Starts, then the greening, and we
Subject(s): Light


TO FIFTH AVENUE, by CINCINNATUS HEINE MILLER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O beautiful, long, loved avenue!
Last Line: Where thy gaslights leave off or the starlights begin.
Alternate Author Name(s): Miller, Joaquin
Subject(s): Fifth Avenue, New York City; Light; Night; Bedtime


TO THE GLOSSAMER-LIGHT, by CHARLES TENNYSON TURNER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Quick gleam, that ridest on the gossaner
Last Line: Like light, -- a golden drift through all the song!
Subject(s): Light


TO TINTORETTO IN VENICE, by ALICE MEYNELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Master, thy enterprise
Last Line: And shadow us, o thou tower! For thou shalt stand.
Alternate Author Name(s): Meynell, Wilfrid, Mrs.; Thompson, Alice Christina
Subject(s): Light; Paintings And Painters; Tintoretto [jacobo Robusti] (1518-1594)


TWO VASES, by GERALD STERN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: She was a darling with her roses and I
Last Line: My eyes with the rough cloth, for I love her
Subject(s): Candles; Light


TWO VIEWS OF IT, by CHRISTOPHER PEARSE CRANCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Before the daybreak, in the murky night
Last Line: Within my lamp or heart, of dawning day.
Subject(s): Dawn; Light; Roosters; Sunrise; Cocks


VARIATIONS: 2, by CONRAD AIKEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Green light, from the moon,
Last Line: Before the coming of snow.
Subject(s): Light


VICTOR HUGO IN 1877, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Above the spring-tide sundawn of the year
Last Line: Sees red the bare black ruins of a crime.
Subject(s): Light; Stars


VIOLIN SONGS: MY HEART, by GEORGE MACDONALD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Night, with her power to silence day
Last Line: To clothe a death-born son.
Subject(s): Happiness; Light; Love; Night; Joy; Delight; Bedtime


VIOLIN SONGS: WAITING, by GEORGE MACDONALD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I waited for the master
Last Line: Lo, the master came!
Subject(s): Light; Waiting


VISIONS OF LIGHT, by ALICE CARY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The moon is rising in beauty
Last Line: In their twilight cells of books!
Subject(s): Light


WAKENING, by WILLIAM STANLEY MERWIN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Looking up at the last from the first sleep
Last Line: Than this light or than any remembered heaven
Alternate Author Name(s): Merwin, W. S.
Subject(s): Day; Dreams; Light; Waking


WALLPAPER, by LENNART SJOGREN    Poem Source            
First Line: The birds play in the wallpaper
Last Line: And the birds lift from the wallpaper
Subject(s): Light; Morning; Waking


WE WERE MET, by MARJORIE AGOSIN    Poem Source            
First Line: We were met by
Last Line: Bringing us to light
Subject(s): Disappeared Persons - Argentina; Freedom; Happiness; Human Rights - Argentina; Light


WHAT THINKS RESISTS, by GUY BENNETT    Poem Source            
First Line: Light -- precisely light. %it ideas ourself
Last Line: We shimmer and fire, %a flaming bird
Subject(s): Light


WHEN THE LAMP IS QUENCHED, by VICTOR GUSTAVE PLARR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Your casement bright athwart the night
Last Line: Some heart—some life—has ceased to beat!
Subject(s): Doubt; Hope; Light; Skepticism; Optimism


WHERE THE FOX GATHERS, by CONSTANCE ROWELL MASTORES    Poem Source            
First Line: Purple darkness %hangs on these hills waiting
Last Line: Would it be closeness, really, or %darkness permeable, light breaking in
Subject(s): Foxes; Light


WHITE CLOVER, by MARVIN BELL    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Once when the moon was out about three-quarters
Last Line: Over all their property.
Subject(s): Clover; Light; Night; Bedtime


WINDOW BLIND, by HAYDEN CARRUTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You keep the blind of our north window drawn
Last Line: From clarity there, unseen, unfaltering, and true.
Subject(s): Light; Man-woman Relationships; Windows; Male-female Relations


WOMAN WITH LIGHTS IN HER HEAD, by BETTY BEDELL    Poem Source            
First Line: Did not learn to cook %as a young girl
Last Line: To the lights in my head. %they let her go
Subject(s): Light; Women


YOU, by NORMAN DUBIE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sunlight passes through the window into the room
Last Line: Still heavy with its desire to be the cloud.
Subject(s): Desire; Light; Love; Sewing; Water