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Quotations about
the Sun & Sunbeams


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And see, a port-hole in the clouds, the blue revealing,
A sun-beam, like a maiden, coyly forth is stealing...
~J.J. Britton (1832–1913), "Sun and Shade"


The sun is a luminous shield
Borne up the blue path
By a god;
The moon is the torch
Of an old man
Who stumbles over stars.
~Eda Lou Walton, "The Lights," c. 1919


Even on cloudy days the sun waits to break through. ~Daniel, @blindedpoet


Sunbeams joy-pierce clouds. ~Terri Guillemets, "Rays of happiness," 2011


A light divided the swollen clouds
And lay most perfectly
Like a straight narrow footbridge bright
That crossed over the sea to me...
~Edward Thomas (1878-1917), "An Old Song II"


From out yon nimbus cloud, the mighty sun
Sweeps o'er the raptured woods his golden beams,
And wakens in my soul such dulcet chords
As harp or breathing organ never swelled.
~James Rigg, "The Poet's Ramble in October," Wild Flower Lyrics and Other Poems, 1897


All its being belted
With a glory bright,
While into heaven it melted
In a dream of light.
Never more glance crossed it
In the sky-heart far,
But where I had lost it
Shone the evening star.
~"The Cloud," Excelsior: Helps to Progress in Religion, Science, and Literature, Vol. VI, edited by James Hamilton, 1856


For thou art glorious! when, from thy pavilion
Thou lookest forth at morning; flinging wide
Its curtain-clouds of purple and vermillion,
Dispensing light and life on every side;
Brightening the mountain cataract, dimly spied
Through glittering mist, opening each dew-gemm'd flower,
Or touching, in some hamlet, far descried,
Its spiral wreaths of smoke that upward tower,
While birds their matins sing from many a leafy bower.
~Bernard Barton, "To The Sun," c. 1821


The low sun stares through dust of gold... ~Alexander Smith, "Glasgow"


Give me the splendid silent sun, with all his beams full-dazzling... ~Walt Whitman


The sun is the epitome of benevolence — it is lifegiving and warmthgiving and happinessgiving, and to it we owe our thanksgiving. ~Terri Guillemets


In the morning we sometimes notice the scattered specks and flakes gathering together, growing and spreading into the magnificent cumulus, stacked up in gigantic heaps—Pelion piled on Ossa—till the afternoon sun glorifies a range of sky-mountains, beside whose stupendous height earth's loftiest range is dwarfed, and whose summits are white as no fuller on earth can white them. ~Alfred Rowland, "The Clouds: God's Angels of the Sea," in The Sunday Magazine (London), 1884


Then the sun's noon-splendour
Filled the cloud with light,
Though a soft and tender
Yet intensest white;
And the wanderer weary
Joyed that it was made,
For it gave to him a cheery
And a grateful shade.
~"The Cloud," Excelsior: Helps to Progress in Religion, Science, and Literature, Vol. VI, edited by James Hamilton, 1856


Sometimes, to fret the sober Sun,
She pulls the clouds across his face...
~Hannah R. Hudson, "April," The Atlantic Monthly, April 1868


Day is a solar cathedral, night a starry sanctuary. ~Terri Guillemets


Be still, sad heart! and cease repining;
Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;
Thy fate is the common fate of all,
Into each life some rain must fall,
      Some days must be dark and dreary.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "The Rainy Day"


Moonlight is a beautiful and comforting reminder that the sun is still out there somewhere. ~Terri Guillemets



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