Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Poems

121. The Angler's Song 3/30/2010
122. Tales Of A Wayside Inn : The Theologian's Tale; The Legend Beautiful 3/30/2010
123. Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 3. The Theologian's Tale; Elizabeth 3/30/2010
124. The Quadroon Girl 3/30/2010
125. The Goblet Of Life 3/30/2010
126. The Song Of Hiawatha Vi: Hiawatha's Friends 3/30/2010
127. The Song Of Hiawatha Vii: Hiawatha's Sailing 3/30/2010
128. The Republic 3/30/2010
129. The Happiest Land. (From The German) 3/30/2010
130. The Song Of Hiawatha Iv: Hiawatha And Mudjekeewis 3/30/2010
131. The Song Of Hiawatha Xix: The Ghosts 3/30/2010
132. The Song Of Hiawatha Xv: Hiawatha's Lamentation 3/30/2010
133. The Slave Singing At Midnight 3/30/2010
134. The Song Of Hiawatha V: Hiawatha's Fasting 3/30/2010
135. The Broken Oar 3/30/2010
136. The Slave In The Dismal Swamp 3/30/2010
137. The Castle By The Sea. (From The German Of Uhland) 3/30/2010
138. The Song Of Hiawatha Ix: Hiawatha And The Pearl-Feather 3/30/2010
139. The Ropewalk. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First) 3/30/2010
140. The Song Of Hiawatha Ii: The Four Winds 3/30/2010
141. The Song Of Hiawatha X: Hiawatha's Wooing 3/30/2010
142. The Song Of Hiawatha Xi: Hiawatha's Wedding-Feast 3/30/2010
143. The Song Of Hiawatha Xii: The Son Of The Evening Star 3/30/2010
144. Thangbrand The Priest 1/3/2003
145. The Norman Baron 1/3/2003
146. The Sea Diver 3/30/2010
147. Thanksgiving 3/30/2010
148. The Song Of Hiawatha Viii: Hiawatha's Fishing 3/30/2010
149. The Death Of Kwasind 1/1/2004
150. The Occultation Of Orion 1/3/2003
151. The Sea Hath Its Pearls. (From The German Of Heinrich Heine) 3/30/2010
152. The Galaxy 3/30/2010
153. The Image Of God (From The Spanish Of Francisco De Aldana) 3/30/2010
154. Tegner's Drapa 1/3/2003
155. Ultima Thule: The Windmill 3/30/2010
156. Ultima Thule: Old St. David's At Radnor 3/30/2010
157. The Poets 1/3/2003
158. The Arsenal At Springfield 1/3/2003
159. The Leap Of Roushan Beg. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fifth) 3/30/2010
160. The Luck Of Edenhall. From The German Of Uhland 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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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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