Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Poems

81. Earlier Poems : Hymn Of The Moravian Nuns Of Bethlehem 3/30/2010
82. Earlier Poems : Sunrise On The Hills 3/30/2010
83. Earlier Poems : The Spirit Of Poetry 3/30/2010
84. Earlier Poems : Woods In Winter 3/30/2010
85. Elliot's Oak 3/30/2010
86. Enceladus. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Second) 3/30/2010
87. Endymion 12/31/2002
88. Epimetheus, Or The Poet's Afterthought. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First) 3/30/2010
89. Evangeline: A Tale Of Acadie 12/31/2002
90. Evangeline: Part The First. I. 3/30/2010
91. Evangeline: Part The First. Ii. 3/30/2010
92. Evangeline: Part The First. Iii. 3/30/2010
93. Evangeline: Part The First. Iv. 3/30/2010
94. Evangeline: Part The First. V. 3/30/2010
95. Evangeline: Part The Second. I. 3/30/2010
96. Evangeline: Part The Second. Ii. 3/30/2010
97. Evangeline: Part The Second. Iii. 3/30/2010
98. Evangeline: Part The Second. Iv. 3/30/2010
99. Evangeline: Part The Second. V. 3/30/2010
100. Evangeline: Preface 3/30/2010
101. Evening Star, The 12/31/2002
102. Excelsior 12/31/2002
103. Famine, The 12/31/2002
104. Fata Morgana 12/31/2002
105. Fire. (Sonnet Ii.) 3/30/2010
106. Flower-De-Luce: Christmas Bells 3/30/2010
107. Flower-De-Luce: Divina Commedia 3/30/2010
108. Flower-De-Luce: Giotto's Tower 3/30/2010
109. Flower-De-Luce: Hawthorne 3/30/2010
110. Flower-De-Luce: Killed At The Ford 3/30/2010
111. Flower-De-Luce: Palingenesis 3/30/2010
112. Flower-De-Luce: The Bells Of Lynn. Heard At Nahant 3/30/2010
113. Flower-De-Luce: The Bridge Of Cloud 3/30/2010
114. Flower-De-Luce: The Wind Over The Chimney 3/30/2010
115. Flower-De-Luce: To-Morrow 3/30/2010
116. Flowers 12/31/2002
117. Flowers-De-Luce: Noël 3/30/2010
118. Footsteps Of Angels 12/31/2002
119. Forsaken. (From The German) 3/30/2010
120. Four Winds, The 12/31/2002
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.

In the ...

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Village Blacksmith, The

Under a spreading chestnut tree
The village smithy stands;
The Smith, a mighty man is he,
With large and sinewy hands;
And the muscles of his brawny arms
Are strong as iron bands.

His hair is crisp, and black, and long,
His face is like the tan;

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