Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Poems

401. Midnight Mass For The Dying Year 12/31/2002
402. Blessed Are The Dead. (From The German) 3/30/2010
403. The Witnesses 1/1/2004
404. Hymn Of The Moravian Nuns Of Bethlehem At The Consecration Of Pulaski's Banner 12/31/2002
405. Death Of Kwasind, The 12/31/2002
406. Wapentake 1/3/2003
407. A Dutch Picture. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fifth) 3/30/2010
408. Keats 1/1/2004
409. Nuremberg 12/31/2002
410. Beatrice. (From Dante. Purgatorio, Xxx., Xxxi.) 3/30/2010
411. Morituri Salutamus: Poem For The Fiftieth Anniversary 1/1/2004
412. The White Man's Foot 1/1/2004
413. Milton 1/1/2004
414. Spirit Of Poetry, The 12/31/2002
415. To The River Charles 12/31/2002
416. Helen Of Tyre 1/3/2003
417. My Books 3/30/2010
418. Divina Commedia 1/1/2004
419. Amalfi. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fourth) 3/30/2010
420. Mezzo Cammin 12/31/2002
421. The Hunting Of Pau-Puk Keewis, 12/31/2002
422. By The Seaside : The Fire Of Driftwood 3/30/2010
423. Haunted Houses. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First) 3/30/2010
424. By The Fireside : The Builders 3/30/2010
425. Annie Of Tharaw. (From The Low German Of Simon Dach) 3/30/2010
426. By The Seaside : The Lighthouse 3/30/2010
427. Maidenhood 12/31/2002
428. Occultation Of Orion, The 12/31/2002
429. Good Part, That Shall Not Be Taken Away, The 12/31/2002
430. The Psalm Of Life 1/13/2003
431. Fata Morgana 12/31/2002
432. The Cross Of Snow 1/1/2004
433. Something Left Undone 1/3/2003
434. Shakespeare 1/1/2004
435. Hiawatha And Mudjekeewis 12/31/2002
436. Seaweed 1/3/2003
437. To A Child 12/31/2002
438. Boston 3/30/2010
439. Hiawatha's Lamentation 12/31/2002
440. Famine, The 12/31/2002

Comments about Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  • Poem Lover (3/4/2014 4:17:00 PM)

    this poem made me wanna cry. like i was reading this is the car and i just started to ball my eyes out.. this really touched my heart. i shared the story with my book club and everyone loved it

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  • Daniel De Villa (1/19/2014 4:47:00 AM)

    He's my favorite poet. The Psalm of Life is one of my favorite poems and is also one of the first poems I read.

  • Daniel De Villa (1/19/2014 4:47:00 AM)

    He's my favorite poet. The Psalm of Life is one of my favorite poems and is also one of the first poems I read.

  • Sj Holland Sj Holland (7/4/2013 5:42:00 PM)

    How sorrowful the story about Fanny's death and Longfellow's subsequent depression. He penned beautiful poetry while suffering emotionally long after her passing.

  • Calico Jack Calico Jack (4/20/2012 1:03:00 PM)

    Force rules the world still,
    Has ruled it, shall rule it;
    Meekness is weakness,
    Strength is triumphant,
    Over the whole earth
    Still is it Thor's-Day!

    from the Saga of King Olaf
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    No its Friday!

  • Sam Jones (12/21/2009 9:44:00 AM)

    OMG! His poems r awesome, but i heard this poem called Sam Jones, Conqueror of the World! It's awesome. Read it and vote it a 10! ! !

  • Vikram Aarella - The Poem Shooter (5/18/2006 1:20:00 PM)

    I like W.Longfellow's poems, some of them are really good.

  • Shinobu Wray (6/18/2005 11:05:00 PM)

    I wonder if the song that neil diamond wrote has any connection between his last name

  • Sex Hamster (4/1/2005 1:51:00 PM)

    I love Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, his poems are so beautiful. They Rock! ! espesially 'the psalm of life'

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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Oft I remember those I have known
In other days, to whom my heart was lead
As by a magnet, and who are not dead,
But absent, and their memories overgrown
With other thoughts and troubles of my own,
As graves with grasses are, and at their head
The stone with moss and lichens so o'er spread,
Nothing is legible but the name alone.
And is it so with them? After long years.

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