An aged thrush, frail, gaunt, and small, In blast-beruffled plume, Had chosen thus to fling his soul Upon the growing gloom. So little cause for carolings Of such ecstatic sound Was written on terrestrial things Afar or nigh around, That I could think there trembled through His happy good-night air Some blessed Hope, whereof he knew And I was unaware.
Lovelyare the curves of the white owl sweeping Wavy in the dusk lit by one large star. Lone on the fir-branch, his rattle-note unvaried, Brooding o'er the gloom, spins the brown eve-jar.George Meredith
It is after creation, in the elation of success, or the gloom of failure, that love becomes essential.cyril connolly
The human mind can bear plenty of reality but not too much unintermittent gloom.Margaret Drabble
Where glowing embers through the room teach light to counterfeit a gloom.john milton
The advent of truth, like the dawn of day, agitates the elements, while it disperses the gloom.elias lyman magoo
With hue like that when some great painter dips His pencil in the gloom of earthquake and eclipse.Percy Bysshe Shelley
These in the robings of glory,Those in the gloom of defeat,All with the battle-blood gory,In the dusk of eternity meet;—Under the sod and the dew,Waiting the judgment-day;—Under the laurel the Blue,Under the willow, the Gray.
As the moral gloom of the world overpowers all systematic gaiety, even so was their home of wild mirth made desolate amid the sad forest.Nathaniel Hawthorne
Genius is not so much a light as it is a constant awareness of the surrounding gloom.
Nor do we merely feel these essences For one short hour; no, even as the trees That whisper round a temple become soon Dear as the temple’s self, so does the moon, The passion poesy, glories infinite, Haunt us till they become a cheering light Unto our souls, and bound to us so fast, That, whether there be shine, or gloom o’ercast, They alway must be with us, or we die.john keats
Genius is not so much a light as it is a constant awareness of the surrounding gloom.stanisław lem
And yet, through the gloom and the light, The fate of a nation was riding that night.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
And light is mingled with the gloom, And joy with grief; Divinest compensations come, Through thorns of judgment mercies bloom In sweet relief.john greenleaf whittier
The construction of the Gowanus Parkway, laying a concrete slab on top of lively, bustling Third Avenue, buried the avenue in shadow, and when the parkway was completed, the avenue was cast forever into darkness and gloom, and its bustle and life were forever gone.Robert A. Caro
Then fell upon the house a sudden gloom, a shadow on those features fair and thin. And softly, from the hushed and darkened room, two angels issued, where but one went in.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
For ages the world has been waiting and watching; millions, with broken hearts, have hovered around the yawning abyss; but no echo has come back from the engulfing gloom silence, oblivion, covers all. If indeed they survive; if they went away whole and victorious, they give us no signals. We wait for years, but no messages come from the far-away shore to which they have gone.
For there no yew nor cypress spread their gloom But roses blossom'd by each rustic tomb.thomas campbell
Sow but one seed of primal evil in the moral soil of a nation, it will grow to be a tree as broad as the sky, to take fruitful- ness from the earth wherein it is rooted, and to cover it instead with barrenness and gloom.
Life is but jest : A dream , a doom; A gleam, a gloom And then good rest!
Life is not as idle ore, But iron dug from central gloom, And heated hot with burning fears, And dipt in baths of hissing tears, And batter'd with the shocks of doom, To shape and use.
gloom and solemnity are entirely out of place in even the most rigorous study of an art originally intended to make glad the heart of man.