The sun is a dangerous ball of fire that gives life to our planet. The sun's rays have long served as poetic inspiration. Here is a collection of sunshine quotes and sun poems.
Sunshine Quotes and Sun Poems
- "Just living is not enough, one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower." - The Complete Fairy Tales - Hans Christian Andersen
- "Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, Drink the wild air's salubrity:" - "Merlin's Song" - Ralph Waldo Emerson
- "It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside." - Betsy-Tacy and Tib - Maud Hart Lovelace
- "Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this sun of York; And all the clouds that lour'd upon our house In the deep bosom of the ocean buried." - Richard III - William Shakespeare
- "From the sun that 'round me roll'd In its autumn tint of gold."- "Alone" - Edgar Allan Poe
- "The sun was a molten coin burning a circle in the low-hanging overcast, surrounded by a fairy-ring of moisture." - It - Stephen King
- "I’ll tell you how the sun rose" by Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson's sun poem opens with the lines:
"'ll tell you how the sun rose, -
A ribbon at a time.
The steeples swam in amethyst,
The news like squirrels ran."
- "The Sun Rising" by John Donne
John Donne's sun poem includes the lines: "Busy old fool, unruly sun, Why dost thou thus, Through windows, and through curtains call on us?":
- "A Boat Beneath a Sunny Sky" by Lewis Carroll
Lewis Carroll's poem begins: "A boat beneath a sunny sky, Lingering onward dreamily In an evening of July."
- "A Gleam of Sunshine" by Henry Wadsworth Longfello
Longfellow sunshine poem contains the lines: "Through the closed blinds the golden sun Poured in a dusty beam, Like the celestial ladder seen By Jacob in his dream."
- "A Draught Of Sunshine" by John Keats
Keats poem contains the lines: "We will drink our fill Of golden sunshine, Till our brains intertwine"
- "Summer Sun" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Stevenson's poem about the summer sunshine includes the lines: "Great is the sun, and wide he goes Through empty heaven without repose; "
- "Southern Sunrise" by Sylvia Plath
Plath's sunrise poems contains the lines: "A green crescent of palms Sends up its forked Firework of fronds."
- "Give me the Splendid, Silent Sun" by Walt Whitman
Whitman's poem from Leaves of Grass starts with the lines: "GIVE me the splendid silent sun, with all his beams full-dazzling; Give me juicy autumnal fruit, ripe and red from the orchard;"