Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

(27 February 1807 – 24 March 1882 / Portland, Maine)

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Poems

41. By The Fireside : The Open Window 3/30/2010
42. By The Fireside : The Singers 3/30/2010
43. By The Seaside : Sir Humphrey Gilbert 3/30/2010
44. By The Seaside : The Evening Star 3/30/2010
45. By The Seaside : The Fire Of Driftwood 3/30/2010
46. By The Seaside : The Lighthouse 3/30/2010
47. By The Seaside : The Secret Of The Sea 3/30/2010
48. By The Seaside : Twilight 3/30/2010
49. Cadenabbia. Lake Of Como. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fourth) 3/30/2010
50. Cantos From Dante's Paradiso 3/30/2010
51. Canzone 3/30/2010
52. Carillon 12/31/2002
53. Castles In Spain. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fifth) 3/30/2010
54. Catawba Wine. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First) 3/30/2010
55. Changed. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Third) 3/30/2010
56. Charles Sumner. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fourth) 3/30/2010
57. Chaucer 1/1/2004
58. Childhood. (From The Danish) 3/30/2010
59. Children 12/31/2002
60. Christmas Bells 1/1/2004
61. Columbus. (A Translation From Schiller) 3/30/2010
62. Consolation. (To M. Duperrier, Gentleman Of Aix In Provence, On The Death Of His Daughter) 3/30/2010
63. Coplas De Manrique (From The Spanish) 3/30/2010
64. Courtship Of Miles Standish, The 12/31/2002
65. Curfew 12/31/2002
66. Dante 12/31/2002
67. Day Is Done, The 12/31/2002
68. Daybreak. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First) 3/30/2010
69. Daylight And Moonlight 1/3/2003
70. Death Of Archbishop Turpin. (From The French) 3/30/2010
71. Death Of Kwasind, The 12/31/2002
72. Delia. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fifth) 3/30/2010
73. Dirge Over A Nameless Grave 3/30/2010
74. Discoverer Of The North Cape. A Leaf From King Alfred's Orosius. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First) 3/30/2010
75. Divina Commedia 1/1/2004
76. Drinking Song 12/31/2002
77. Earlier Poems : An April Day 3/30/2010
78. Earlier Poems : Autumn 3/30/2010
79. Earlier Poems : Burial Of The Minnisink 3/30/2010
80. Earlier Poems : Hymn Of The Moravian Nuns Of Bethlehem 3/30/2010
Best Poem of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A Psalm Of Life

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 its goal;
Dust thou art, to dust returnest,
Was not spoken of the soul.

Not enjoyment, and not sorrow,
Is our destined end or way;
But to act, that each to-morrow
Find us farther than to-day.

Art is long, and Time is fleeting,
And our hearts, though stout and brave,
Still, like muffled drums, are beating
Funeral marches to the grave.

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My Lost Youth

Often I think of the beautiful town
That is seated by the sea;
Often in thought go up and down
The pleasant streets of that dear old town,
And my youth comes back to me.
And a verse of a Lapland song
Is haunting my memory still:
"A boy's will is the wind's will,
And the thoughts of youth are long, long thoughts."

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