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.
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.thomas hardy
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
'Tis midnight, falls the lamp-light dull and sickly On a pale and anxious crowd, Through the court, and round the judges thronging thickly, With prayers they dare not speak aloud Two youths, two noble youths, stand prisoners at the bar You can see them through the gloom In the pride of life and manhood's beauty, there they are Awaiting their death-doom.Jane Francesca ne e Elgee Wilde
No funeral gloom, my dears, when I am gone,corpse-gazing, tears, black raiment, graveyard grimness.Think of me as withdrawn into the dimness,yours still, you mine.Remember all the best of our past moments,and forget the rest;and so to where I wait, come gently on.william allingham
Absence! is not the soul torn by it From more than light, or life, or breath?'Tis Lethe's gloom, but not its quiet,— The pain without the peace of death!thomas campbell
No man is quite so much a hero in the dark as in broad daylight, in solitude as in society, in the gloom of the churchyard as in the blaze of the drawing-room. The season and the place may be such as to oppress the stoutest heart with a mysterious awe, which, if not fear, is near akin to it.william h. prescott
Go! you may call it madness, folly;You shall not chase my gloom away!There 's such a charm in melancholyI would not if I could be gay.samuel rogers
My wind is turned to bitter north, That was so soft a south before; My sky, that shone so sunny bright, With foggy gloom is clouded o’er My gay green leaves are yellow-black, Upon the dank autumnal floor; For love, departed once, comes back No more again, no more.arthur hugh clough
My difficulty with working class writers is that they don't make the working class come alive Leslie Halward is an exception, but as you imply he is not very important. They give me information and they give their comrades gratification, but that's all; gloom, indignation, aspiration in plenty, and plenty of stains on the tablecloth and coal-dust in the mine but no living beings to experience them.e. m. forster
Thus I pacified Psyche and kissed her, And tempted her out of her gloom.edgar allan poe
Each state of the human mind has some parable in the physical creation by which it is shadowed forth; nor is it only artists and poets, but even the most abstract thinkers that have drawn from this source. Lively activity we name fire; time is a stream that rolls on, sweeping all before it; eternity is a circle; a mystery is hid in midnight gloom, and truth dwells in the sun. Nay, I begin to believe that even the future destiny of the human race is prefigured in the dark oracular utterances of bodily creation.friedrich von schiller
Cease, cease, wayward Mortal! I dare not unveil The shadows that float o’er Eternity’s vale; Nought waits for the good but a spirit of Love, That will hail their blest advent to regions above. For Love, Mortal, gleams through the gloom of my sway, And the shades which surround me fly fast at its ray.Percy Bysshe Shelley
Spirit of BEAUTY, that dost consecrate With thine own hues all thou dost shine upon Of human thought or form, where art thou gone? Why dost thou pass away and leave our state, This dim vast vale of tears, vacant and desolate? Ask why the sunlight not for ever Weaves rainbows o'er yon mountain-river, Why aught should fail and fade that once is shown, Why fear and dream and death and birth Cast on the daylight of this earth Such gloom, why man has such a scope For love and hate, despondency and hope?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.
And thy deep eyes, amid the gloom, Shine like jewels in a shroud.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
We look through gloom and storm-drift Beyond the years: The soul would have no rainbow Had the eyes no tears.
From fibers of pain and hope and trouble And toil and happiness, one by one, Twisted together, or single or double, The varying thread of our life is spun. Hope shall cheer though the chain be galling; Light shall come though the gloom be falling; Faith will list for the Master calling Our hearts to his rest, when the day is done.
Strange as these words may sound I often play with the idea that when all the social theories collapse and wars and revolutions leave humanity in utter gloom, the poet whom Plato banned from his Republic may rise up to save us all.
If the confederacy is broken up, the government is dissolved, and it behooves every distinct community, as well as every individual, to take care of themselves. When disunion has become a fixed and certain act, why may not New York disrupt the bands which bind her to a venal and corrupt master.... Amid the gloom which the present and prospective condition of things must cast over the country, New York, as a free city, may shed only light and hope of a future reconstruction of our once blessed confederacy.
Genius is not so much a light as it is a constant awareness of the surrounding gloom.
Through gloom and shadow look we On beyond the years! The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears.John Vance cheney