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Sunshine Poem Inspiration: 29 Bright Selections

Inside: Sunshine poem inspiration 29 poetry selections for the dark days you need it most.

Every day is a day that you need a little sunshine. Whether you’re feeling down and need a pick-me-up or if you’re already in a bright and cheery mood, being in the sunshine is the best feeling in the world. The warmth on your skin, the brightness all around you, the blue skies… who doesn’t love it?

Even if you prefer the stormy and moody weather, there’s going to be a day that you love to step outside and feel everything that the sunshine gives us.

And if there’s no real sunshine outside, if you’ve been in a bit of a wet spell where the skies never stop pouring cats and dogs, reading some poetry about our favorite weather condition will be a great substitute. For now.

Find the rays you need in some of these poems! I think you’re really going to like these poems, whether it’s to lift your spirits or to mentally prepare for a beach vacation.

Sunshine poem inspiration

The sun is my favorite. I love my sun tattoo, my sunshine poem inspiration on my body sends rays through my window in the mornings, and all of the ways that I feel alive in the sunshine itself.

Days by the pool, hitting the beach on a vacation with your friends, or sitting outside in nature just to soak up some vitamin D… There’s really nothing like it. It’s only natural to love sunshine, seeing as it quite literally gives us life here on earth. Nothing would be possible without it.

As you’re searching for a little bit of sunshine today, maybe it’s the dead of winter and you’re missing summer, you can find it here.

Poetry regarding sunshine is like opening up a bright and breezy window to let the warm air in, but in your mind. If you need a little mental sunshine, here are 29 poems for sunshine poem inspiration.

Sun Inspired Poems

There are just some things in this world that really and truly just spark inspiration. Especially for more internal contemplation and wondering.

Nature is one of these.

Nature tends to inspire many artists to start to write, paint, play, draw… you name it. Whether it’s the sun or the rain, the cold weather or warmth, mountains or beaches, it’s likely to inspire someone, somewhere to get a little creative and/or deep in thought.

Take these poems inspired by the sun and sunshine for example. They’re beautiful and well written, and will make you feel the warmth of the sun through your screen.

Sun shining through a tree branch

1. The Sun Rising

Busy old fool, unruly sun,
Why dost thou thus,
Through windows, and through curtains call on us?
Must to thy motions lovers’ seasons run?
Saucy pedantic wretch, go chide
Late school boys and sour prentices,
Go tell court huntsmen that the king will ride,
Call country ants to harvest offices,
Love, all alike, no season knows nor clime,
Nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.

Thy beams, so reverend and strong
Why shouldst thou think?
I could eclipse and cloud them with a wink,
But that I would not lose her sight so long;
If her eyes have not blinded thine,
Look, and tomorrow late, tell me,
Whether both th’ Indias of spice and mine
Be where thou leftst them, or lie here with me.
Ask for those kings whom thou saw’st yesterday,
And thou shalt hear, All here in one bed lay.

She’s all states, and all princes, I,
Nothing else is.
Princes do but play us; compared to this,
All honor’s mimic, all wealth alchemy.
Thou, sun, art half as happy as we,
In that the world’s contracted thus.
Thine age asks ease, and since thy duties be
To warm the world, that’s done in warming us.
Shine here to us, and thou art everywhere;
This bed thy center is, these walls, thy sphere.

By John Donne

2. Sonnet 33: Full many a glorious morning have I seen

Full many a glorious morning have I seen
Flatter the mountain-tops with sovereign eye,
Kissing with golden face the meadows green,
Gilding pale streams with heavenly alchemy;
Anon permit the basest clouds to ride
With ugly rack on his celestial face
And from the forlorn world his visage hide,
Stealing unseen to west with this disgrace.
Even so my sun one early morn did shine
With all-triumphant splendour on my brow;
But out, alack! he was but one hour mine;
The region cloud hath mask’d him from me now.
Yet him for this my love no whit disdaineth;
Suns of the world may stain when heaven’s sun staineth.

By William Shakespeare

3. I’ll tell you how the Sun rose (204)

I’ll tell you how the Sun rose –
A Ribbon at a time –
The Steeples swam in Amethyst –
The news, like Squirrels, ran –
The Hills untied their Bonnets –
The Bobolinks – begun –
Then I said softly to myself –
“That must have been the Sun”!
But how he set – I know not –
There seemed a purple stile
That little Yellow boys and girls
Were climbing all the while –
Till when they reached the other side –
A Dominie in Gray –
Put gently up the evening Bars –
And led the flock away –

By Emily Dickinson

4. O Sun of Real Peace

O SUN of real peace! O hastening light!
O free and extatic! O what I here, preparing, warble for!
O the sun of the world will ascend, dazzling, and take his height—and you too, O my Ideal, will surely ascend!
O so amazing and broad—up there resplendent, darting and burning!
O vision prophetic, stagger’d with weight of light! with pouring glories! 5
O lips of my soul, already becoming powerless!
O ample and grand Presidentiads! Now the war, the war is over!
New history! new heroes! I project you!
Visions of poets! only you really last! sweep on! sweep on!
O heights too swift and dizzy yet! 10
O purged and luminous! you threaten me more than I can stand!
(I must not venture—the ground under my feet menaces me—it will not support me:
O future too immense,)—O present, I return, while yet I may, to you.

By Walt Whitman

5. How Clear, How Lovely Bright

How clear, how lovely bright,
How beautiful to sight
Those beams of morning play;
How heaven laughs out with glee
Where, like a bird set free,
Up from the eastern sea
Soars the delightful day.

To-day I shall be strong,
No more shall yield to wrong,
Shall squander life no more;
Days lost, I know not how,
I shall retrieve them now;
Now I shall keep the vow
I never kept before.

Ensanguining the skies
How heavily it dies
Into the west away;
Past touch and sight and sound
Not further to be found,
How hopeless under ground
Falls the remorseful day.

By A. E. Housman

6. Sonnet 8 [Set me where as the sun doth parch the green]

Set me where as the sun doth parch the green,
Or where his beams do not dissolve the ice;
In temperate heat where he is felt and seen;
With proud people, in presence sad and wise;
Set me in base, or yet in high degree,
In the long night, or in the shortest day,
In clear weather, or where mists thickest be,
In lost youth, or when my hairs be grey;
Set me in earth, in heaven, or yet in hell,
In hill, in dale, or in the foaming flood;
Thrall, or at large, alive where so I dwell,
Sick, or in health, in ill fame or good:
Yours will I be, and with that only thought
Comfort myself when that my hope is nought.

By Henry Howard

7. In The Sunshine

Far away there in the sunshine are
My highest aspirations.
I cannot reach them,
But I can look up
And see their beauty,
Believe in them, and
Try to follow where they lead.

By Louisa M. Alcott

Summer Sun

The poem, The Summer Sun by R.L. Stevenson is a really fun written poem about the summer sun and all of its adventures. This is just one example of the many poems that have been written regarding the summer sun.

It’s brutal of course, and so hot, but naturally that just means it brings the most warmth, light, and life into our lives.

Here are some poems about the summer sun and how it impacts each of our lives.

8. There’s Nothing Like The Sun

There’s nothing like the sun as the year dies,
Kind as it can be, this world being made so,
To stones and men and beasts and birds and flies,
To all things that it touches except snow,
Whether on mountains side or street of town.
The south wall warms me: November has begun,
Yet never shone the sun as fair as now
While the sweet last-left damsons from the bough
With spangles of the morning’s storm drop down
Because the starling shakes it, whistling what
Once swallows sang. But I have not forgot
That there is nothing, too, like March’s sun,
Like April’s, or July’s, or June’s, or May’s,
Or January’s, or February’s, great days:
August, September, October, and December
Have equal days, all different from November.
No day of any month but I have said—
Or, if I could live long enough, should say—
‘There’s nothing like the sun that shines today.’
There’s nothing like the sun till we are dead.

By Edward Thomas

9. The Fountain

Into the sunshine,
Full of the light,
Leaping and flashing
From morn until night;
Ever in motion,
Blithesome and cheery,
Still climbing heavenward,
Never a- weary, —
Glorious fountain,
Let my heart be
Fresh, changeful, constant,
Upward, like thee!

By James Russell Lowell

10. Open The Door

Open the door, let in the air;
The winds are sweet and the flowers are fair.
Joy is abroad in the world to-day:
If our door is wide it may come this way
Open the door!

Open the door, let in the sun;
He hath a smile for every one;
He hath made of the raindrops gold and gems,
He may change our tears to diadems
Open the door!

By Unknown

11. A Day Of Sunshine

O gift of God! O perfect day:
Whereon shall no man work, but play;
Whereon it is enough for me,
Not to be doing, but to be!

Through every fibre of my brain,
Through every nerve, through every vein,
I feel the electric thrill, the touch
Of life, that seems almost too much.

I hear the wind among the trees
Playing celestial symphonies;
I see the branches downward bent,
Like keys of some great instrument.

And over me unrolls on high
The splendid scenery of the sky,
Where through a sapphire sea the sun
Sails like a golden galleon.

Blow, winds! and waft through all the rooms
The snow-flakes of the cherry-blooms!
Blow, winds! and bend within my reach
The fiery blossoms of the peach!

O Life and Love! O happy throng
Of thoughts, whose only speech is song!
O heart of man! canst thou not be
Blithe as the air is, and as free?

By Henry W. Longfellow

12. Solar

Suspended lion face
Spilling at the centre
Of an unfurnished sky
How still you stand,
And how unaided
Single stalkless flower
You pour unrecompensed.

The eye sees you
Simplified by distance
Into an origin,
Your petalled head of flames
Continuously exploding.
Heat is the echo of your

Coined there among
Lonely horizontals
You exist openly.
Our needs hourly
Climb and return like angels.
Unclosing like a hand,
You give for ever.

By Philip Larkin

Girl smiling with the sun behind her

13. Let the sunshine in
Let the sunshine in, let the sunshine in;
Open up your hearts and let the sunshine in.

I got a friend in you; you got a friend in me.
Just smile that way each and every day,
fill the world with love and say!

Let the sunshine in, let the sunshine in;
Open up your hearts and let the sunshine in.

Kindness is the key to peace and harmony!
Open up your heart and let the sunshine in.

Let the sunshine in, let the sunshine in;
Open up your hearts and let the sunshine in.

By Purcy Laherty

14. You Are My Sunshine

You are my sunshine
My only sunshine.
You make me happy
When skies are grey.
You’ll never know, dear,
How much I love you.
Please don’t take my sunshine away.

The other night, dear,
As I lay sleeping
I dreamed I held you in my arms.
When I awoke, dear,
I was mistaken
And I hung my head and cried.

You are my sunshine,
My only sunshine.
You make me happy
When skies are grey.
You’ll never know, dear,
How much I love you.
Please don’t take my sunshine away.

I’ll always love you
And make you happy
If you will only say the same
But if you leave me
To love another
You’ll regret it all some day;
You are my sunshine,
My only sunshine.
You make me happy
When skies are grey.
You’ll never know, dear,
How much I love you.
Please don’t take my sunshine away.

You told me once, dear
You really loved me
And no one else could come between
But now you’ve left me
And love another
You have shattered all my dreams;

You are my sunshine,
My only sunshine.
You make me happy
When skies are grey.
You’ll never know, dear,
How much I love you.
Please don’t take my sunshine away.

In all my dreams, dear,
you seem to leave me
When I awake my poor heart pains.
So when you come back
And make me happy
I’ll forgive you dear,
I’ll take all the blame.

You are my sunshine,
My only sunshine.
You make me happy
When skies are grey.
You’ll never know, dear,
How much I love you.
Please don’t take my sunshine away.

By Paul Rice

15. The Sunlight on the Garden

The sunlight on the garden
Hardens and grows cold,
We cannot cage the minute
Within its nets of gold,
When all is told
We cannot beg for pardon.

Our freedom as free lances
Advances towards its end;
The earth compels, upon it
Sonnets and birds descend;
And soon, my friend,
We shall have no time for dances.

By Louis MacNeice

Sunshine Poem Inspiration

We all need a little inspiration, especially when it comes to mood boosting energy. Get your mood up, channel some good sunshine energy, and have yourself a good day.

Here are some sunshine poem inspiration ideas to reference next time you need a little boost of sunshine on a rainy day.

16. Day by Day

I heard a voice at evening softly say:
Bear not thy yesterday into to-morrow,
Nor load this week with last week’s load of sorrow;
Lift all thy burdens as they come, nor try
To weight the present with the by and by.
One step, and then another, take thy way—
Live day by day.
Live day by day.
Though the autumn leaves are withering round thy way,
Walk in the sunshine. It is all for thee.
Push straight ahead as long as thou canst see.
Dread not the winter where thou mayst go;
But when it comes, be thankful for the snow.
Onward and upward. Look and smile and pray—
Live day by day.
Live day by day.
The path before thee doth not lead astray.
Do the next duty. It must surely be
The Christ is in the one that’s close to thee.
Onward, still onward, with a sunny smile,
Till step by step shall end in mile by mile.
“I’ll do my best,” unto my conscience say—
Live day by day.
Live day by day.
Why art thou bending toward the backward way?
One summit and another thou shalt mount.
Why stop at every round the space to count
The past mistakes if thou must still remember?
Watch not the ashes of the dying ember.
Kindle thy hope. Put all thy fears away—
Live day by day.

By Julia Harris May

17. The Gladness of Nature

Is this a time to be cloudy and sad,
When our mother Nature laughs around;
When even the deep blue heavens look glad,
And gladness breathes from the blossoming ground?

There are notes of joy from the hang-bird and wren,
And the gossip of swallows through all the sky;
The ground-squirrel gaily chirps by his den,
And the wilding bee hums merrily by.

The clouds are at play in the azure space
And their shadows at play on the bright-green vale,
And here they stretch to the frolic chase,
And there they roll on the easy gale.

There’s a dance of leaves in that aspen bower,
There’s a titter of winds in that beechen tree,
There’s a smile on the fruit, and a smile on the flower,
And a laugh from the brook that runs to the sea.

And look at the broad-faced sun, how he smiles
On the dewy earth that smiles in his ray,
On the leaping waters and gay young isles;
Ay, look, and he’ll smile thy gloom away.

By William Cullen Bryant

18. Sunshine

Why not cast a gleam of sunshine over Life’s rough road to-day?
Why not brighten up the shady spots we find along the way?
Just a little smile will do it; or a kindly word to show
We appreciate the efforts of our fellow-beings so
That we wish to let them know it by a friendly glance or nod
Which shall surely help them upward on their pilgrimage to God.

Just a willing hand to strengthen and a pleasant smile to cheer,
Just a loving word of comfort to the heart o’ercome with fear.
Just a little thoughtful kindness shown to each one we may meet,
Sends the sunshine o’er life’s rugged road and rests the weary feet,
And they’re each so easily given that it seems a shame to miss
Such a splendid opportunity to ” help along ” as this.

By M. Gertrude Robinson

19. Darkest Night

The day may be long, but the morning
Will rise on the darkest night;
The pilgrimage painful, but Beulah
Waits with its fields of light.

And he who sits in the shadow
Shall surely the sunshine see;
And to all who in patience suffer.
Sweet, sweet will the recompense be.

By Luella Clark

Flowers blooming in the sun

20. Sunshine Beyond

Though clouds of sorrow often fall
Within this world of ours,
There still is sunshine for us all,
With passing- of life’s showers.

The flower, beaten by life’s storms,
Will often raise its head,
And bloom again in loveliness,
When new sunshine is shed.

Though storms may oft oppress the soul,
And fill it with despair,
Do not despond and cease to hope,
For life will grow more fair.

By Martha Shepard Lippincott

21. If I Were a Sunbeam

If I were a sunbeam,
I know what I’d do:
I would seek white lilies
Rainy woodlands through;
I would steal among them,
Softest light I’d shed,
Until every lily
Raised its drooping head.

“If I were a sunbeam,
I know where I’d go:
Into lowliest hovels,
Dark with want and woe;
Till sad hearts looked upward,
I would shine and shine;
Then they’d think of heaven,
Their sweet home and mine.”

Art thou not a sunbeam,
Child, whose life is glad
With an inner radiance
Sunshine never had?
Oh, as God has blessed thee,
Scatter rays divine!
For there is no sunbeam
But must die, or shine.

By Lucy Larcom

22. Golden Hour

dandelion eyes, rose petal lips
counting down the seconds until our next kiss

like rolling thunder, impatience rumbles through me
because even wrapped in your arms, I finally feel free

the time passes as slow as the color of your skin
honey, sweet, honey… oh, how I yearn to drink you in

and as the sun sets on yet another lonely night
I delight in the way it peeks through the blinds

rays of gold shimmer in, finding rest upon my cheek
all I feel is your warmth and on my heart, havoc wreaks

for even in this golden hour — the time that reminds me most of you — eons will pass before I am once again close to you

By Alexis D. Cruz

23. Behold The Sun

It is a pleasant thing to behold the sun:
very glorious is he as he cometh out of his chamber,
and bathes earth and Heaven in his light;
but upon the soul that knows God and rests in Him,
there shines a beauty that is above the brightness of the sun.

By Dr. Mark Hopkins

Poetry About The Sun

Nature, happy feelings, and serenity are all common threads among happier and light hearted poetry and works of writing. It’s common because it’s something universal that we all experience and acknowledge. Let the sun inspire you to live your best life. There’s a reason that hippies and bohemians live their best life in the sun.

Enjoy this poetry about the sun and get ready to see the summer sun once it comes!

24. Sunlight of The Heart

It’s the sunlight of the heart that makes sweet the chosen way;
It’s the sunlight of the heart, not the sunlight of the day.
It’s the sunlight of the heart
Keeps us toiling, cold or heat,
With the blossoms in our dreams
And the robins singing sweet.

It’s the sunshine of the heart keeps the world from turning gray;
It’s the sunshine of the heart keeps the spirits fresh with play.
It’s the sunshine of the heart,
Stored with beauty of the years,
Keeps the shadows from the soul,
Heals the heartache and the tears.

It’s the sunlight of the heart makes us young along the line
With the touch of morning song in a world love makes divine.
It’s the sunlight of the heart
Helps us laugh when troubles loom,
And it leads us with its laughter
On the way life walks to bloom.

It’s the sunshine of the heart makes the sunshine of the day
Just to help us chase the care and the dark and doubt away.
It’s the sunshine of the heart
That shall lead us, worn and pale,
To the beauty of the lilies
In that last eternal vale.

By Folger McKinsey

25. Sunshine Poem Inspiration

As welcome as sunshine in every place
Is the beaming approach of a good-natured face;
As genial as sunshine, like warmth to impart,
Is a good-natured word from a good-natured heart.

By Unknown

People on the beach in the sun

26. Live In the Sunshine

Live in the sunshine, don’t live in the gloom,
Carry some gladness the world to illume,
Live in the brightness, and take this to heart;
The world will seem gayer if you’ll do your part,
Live on the housetop, not down in the cell;
Open-air Christians live nobly and well.
Live where the joys are, and, scorning defeat,
Have a good-morrow for all whom you meet.
Live as a victor, and triumphing go
Through this queer world, beating down every foe,
Live in the sunshine, God meant it for you!
Live as the robins, and sing the day through.

By Margaret Sangster

27. At Sunset

In the evening
The sun goes down,
And the lamps are lit
In the little town.

The bats fly low
Round the grey church dome,
The thrush and the blackbird
Are safely home —

Are safely home
In their quiet nest —
The thrush and the blackbird
Are both at rest!

By Ivy O. Eastwick

28. The

The sun has burst the sky
Because I love you
And the river its banks.

The sea laps the great rocks
Because I love you
And takes no heed of the moon dragging it away
And saying coldly ‘Constancy is not for you’.

The blackbird fills the air
Because I love you
With springs and lawns and shadows falling on lawns.

The people walk in the street and laugh
I love you
And far down the river ships sound their hooters
Crazy with joy because I love you.

By The Sun Has Burst the Sky

29. Sunshine

I Am The Sunshine
Upon This Land
I Am The Pure Love
Of Woman & Man
Creatures Of Sea
Creature Of Sand
Creatures Obove Trees
I Am Sunshine
Im Feeling The Heat
I Am Sunshine
Love Shining In Me
Through My Eyes
Timeless Sweets
I Am Purity
Healing All That Need
A Calling Of Leap
The Falling Of Leaves
That Tracends To Beauty When
Waters Affection Harvest The Neat
Harvest The Trees
Harvest The Fruits & Vegetables
For All Us To Eat
God Were Sunshine
I Am You & You Are Me
Realms Of Angels
Elves Mermaid Reefs
Illumniated With A Sphere In Me
Its Clear To See
I’m Near The Sea
Abundance Prosperity
Inside Manifested Through Charity
Expand Consious Clairty
Increase Awarness
Perception Cherry Trees
Beautiful Judgment Free
Free To Be We So Let’s Just Breathe
I Love You , You Love Me
Meditation Vibratatin At The Peak Of My Frequency
Elvish Whispers In The Breeze
Angels Untangle The Tangled
I Angle Dreams
The Frequency Of Jesus
Is Needed
Let It Seep Through
You May Not See Him
But He Sees You
Bianry Ritual 3 Help Darknes Nailed
I’m From An Elvish Realm
Where Fairy’s Bleed Blue
Its Easy To Relate
Escape The Hate With Aatral Gates
Be True
Be You Sunshine Light Bright
Right Through Ooh
I Feel It In My Soul
From Outer Space
Down My Face Waist & Shoes
Normal Is So Distant
Weird Is JDifferent
& Difrent Is Just So Cool
Sune Shine Amazon Fine
Island Side
Frequency High
Twin Soul Flame Is Feeling My Vibe
Pure Dear Come Here
Feel The Kundalini Rise
Eye To Eye
Hands On Back Of Thighs
Hearts Hugging So Tight
Protected By The Eye
Private Meeting Souls Singing Ocean Side
Stars Cry Body’s Weaving Greeting
Gentle Screaming Oh My
Dna Embedded With Electric Healing Rhymes
Were Amazing Gazeing Sunshine
Breathe Release The Beast
No Need To Find
All Is Within So Grin Ya Chin
Your In Ya Win
Sunshine Sunshine Fill My Fins
Swimming Through
Realms Of Elevish Kin
Affection Covers My Skin
I Am Sunshine
Sing It Again

By Vampyre Kato

Ready to take on whatever the real weather is now? After reading these sunshine poem inspirations, seeing the overcast winter weather outside is a bummer, but it for sure lifted my spirits for a minute or two. Taking in happy and inspirational content will always help my mood, and I hope that you’ve found the same results in this post.

As you move forward with your day, whether it’s rain or shine wherever you are, don’t forget all of the positive vibes you found in these sunshine poem inspiration.

Spring and summer or fall and winter, any little dose of sunshine does the trick and you’ve got to take it in every chance you get. It’s all about taking what you can get sometimes, and sometimes the sunshine days are so few and far between, we have to read about it to get it!

Need to feel some sort of freedom? Check out these poems about flying when you want to simply just get away.

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