The Arrow and the Song By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Arrow And The Song By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow I shot an arrow into the air,It fell to earth, I knew not where;For, so swiftly it flew, the sightCould not follow it in its flight. I breathed a song into the air,It fell to earth, I knew not where;For who has sight so keen and […]

The Village Blacksmith By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Village Blacksmith By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Under a spreading chestnut-treeThe village smithy stands;The smith, a mighty man is he,With large and sinewy hands;And the muscles of his brawny armsAre strong as iron bands. His hair is crisp, and black, and long,His face is like the tan;His brow is wet with honest sweat,He earns whate’er […]

A Psalm Of Life By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A Psalm Of Life By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow What the Heart of the Young Man Said to the Psalmist Tell me not, in mournful numbers,   “Life is but an empty dream!”For the soul is dead that slumbers,   And things are not what they seem. Life is real! Life is earnest!   And the grave is not […]

Paul Revere’s Ride By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Paul Revere’s Ride By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Listen my children and you shall hearOf the midnight ride of Paul Revere,On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five;Hardly a man is now aliveWho remembers that famous day and year. He said to his friend, “If the British marchBy land or sea from the town to-night,Hang a lantern […]