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 great sun poems from top poets. You may also enjoy our collection of sun quotes.
- "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:
"On the green of the hill
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;"