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How glorious-

to wake each morn by a gentle sun kiss

puckered through one’s window blinds.


In his poem

Summer Sun (1885)

acclaimed Scottish poet and novelist,

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 – 1894)

personifies the sun as a pleasant, affable guy

who generates good feelings wherever he wanders.


(image from abbydoradesign):

sun personified, for post on poem Summer Sun by Robert Louis Stevenson


Summer Sun

by Robert Louis Stevenson


Great is the sun, and wide he goes
Through empty heaven with repose;
And in the blue and glowing days
More thick than rain he showers his rays.

Though closer still the blinds we pull
To keep the shady parlour cool,
Yet he will find a chink or two
To slip his golden fingers through.

The dusty attic spider-clad
He, through the keyhole, maketh glad;
And through the broken edge of tiles
Into the laddered hay-loft smiles.

Meantime his golden face around
He bares to all the garden ground,
And sheds a warm and glittering look
Among the ivy’s inmost nook.

Above the hills, along the blue,
Round the bright air with footing true,
To please the child, to paint the rose,
The gardener of the World, he goes.


 Famous and widely read novels by Robert Louis Stevenson include:

Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde