Light Poems

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Disabled
by Wilfred Owen

He sat in a wheeled chair, waiting for dark,
And shivered in his ghastly suit of grey,
Legless, sewn short at elbow. Through the park
Voices of boys rang saddening like a hymn,
Voices of play and pleasure after day,
Till gathering sleep had mothered them from him.

About this time Town used to swing so gay
When glow-lamps budded in the light blue trees,
And girls glanced lovelier as the air grew dim,-

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On Death
by Percy Bysshe Shelley

The pale, the cold, and the moony smile
Which the meteor beam of a starless night
Sheds on a lonely and sea-girt isle,
Ere the dawning of morn's undoubted light,
Is the flame of life so fickle and wan
That flits round our steps till their strength is gone.

O man! hold thee on in courage of soul
Through the stormy shades of thy wordly way,
And the billows of clouds that around thee roll

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Hymn To Pan
by Aleister Crowley

Thrill with lissome lust of the light,
O man ! My man !
Come careering out of the night
Of Pan ! Io Pan .
Io Pan ! Io Pan ! Come over the sea
From Sicily and from Arcady !
Roaming as Bacchus, with fauns and pards
And nymphs and styrs for thy guards,
On a milk-white ass, come over the sea
To me, to me,

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Sestina
by Elizabeth Bishop

September rain falls on the house.
In the failing light, the old grandmother
sits in the kitchen with the child
beside the Little Marvel Stove,
reading the jokes from the almanac,
laughing and talking to hide her tears.

She thinks that her equinoctial tears
and the rain that beats on the roof of the house
were both foretold by the almanac,

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Butterfly, Butterfly
by Sharon Adamson

Hoping to catch your eye
Circling around you, oh my
Butterfly, butterfly, come into the light
Oh, what a beautiful sight
Flying so gracefully
Into the sky, the butterfly
Trying to catch a butterfly
Fly, fly, fly, butterfly
There he sets upon the mums
I'm having so much fun

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Like Night and Day
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

Darkness
Peaceful, mysterious
Sparkling, dreaming, soothing
Luster, glow, brilliance, colors,
Warming, nurturing, dazzling
Abundant, precious
Light

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darkness
by Lauren Davies

i feel my way through the darkness, stumbling
over every bump
falling through every crack
looking for you
holding my hand out for you;
always looking
for you.
one day i will remember it was you
who took away the light

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Repeating Colors
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

amber blooms on hills
and fluffy sheep in green grass
puffy clouds above

cobalt skies, blue lake
every day is tinged golden
red butterflies flit

raspberries are ripe
in the hour cardinal sings

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Angel of Light
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

beaming kindliness
in radiance and colors
yields life changing love

grace personified
sign of love everlasting
and prayers answered

beautiful mercy
in orange sun of our days

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And it Was Sparkling
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

Huge blossoms perched in a crystal vase;
And how it sparkled!
While early evening sun came in slanting,
In intense burgundy golden rays, flaming.
Beauty blooms bounced at west window,
And colors were flashing!
In a summer turned hummer-honeybees.
Varicolored blooms grace evening- so new,
Just as pearls in green grass-morning dew!

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    Edwin Arlington Robinson (42 poems about Light)
    22 December 1869 – 6 April 1935 / Maine / United States
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    Rabindranath Tagore (41 poems about Light)
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    Alfred Lord Tennyson (39 poems about Light)
    6 August 1809 – 6 October 1892 / Lincoln / England
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    Rupert Brooke (38 poems about Light)
    1887-1915 / Warwickshire / England
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    Henry Wadswor Longfellow (38 poems about Light)
    27 February 1807 – 24 March 1882 / Portland, Maine
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