Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Poems

161. The Happiest Land. (From The German) 3/30/2010
162. The Golden Mile-Stone. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First) 3/30/2010
163. The Peace-Pipe 1/1/2004
164. The Famine 1/1/2004
165. The Belfrey Of Bruges 1/3/2003
166. The Native Land. (From The Spanish Of Francisco De Aldana) 3/30/2010
167. The Poet's Calendar 1/3/2003
168. The Revenge Of Rain-In-The-Face 1/3/2003
169. The Building Of The Ship 1/1/2004
170. The Song Of Hiawatha I: The Peace-Pipe 3/30/2010
171. The Golden Legend: V. A Covered Bridge At Lucerne 3/30/2010
172. To Vittoria Colonna. (Sonnet V.) 3/30/2010
173. Venice 3/30/2010
174. The Old Clock On The Stairs 1/1/2004
175. The Golden Legend: Vi. The School Of Salerno 3/30/2010
176. The Herons Of Elmwood. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fifth) 3/30/2010
177. The Haunted Chamber. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Third) 3/30/2010
178. The Indian Hunter 3/30/2010
179. The Good Part That Shall Not Be Taken Away 3/30/2010
180. The Good Shepherd (From The Spanish Of Lope De Vega) 3/30/2010
181. The Bridge 1/3/2003
182. The Son Of The Evening Star 1/1/2004
183. The Ghosts 1/1/2004
184. Voices Of The Night : L'Envoi 3/30/2010
185. Voices Of The Night : Midnight Mass For The Dying Year 3/30/2010
186. Vox Populi. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Third) 3/30/2010
187. The Fire Of Drift-Wood 1/1/2004
188. The Courtship Of Miles Standish 1/1/2004
189. To Vittoria Colonna. (Sonnet Vi.) 3/30/2010
190. Travels By The Fireside. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fourth) 3/30/2010
191. Two Sonnets From The Spanish Of Francisco De Medrano 3/30/2010
192. Ultima Thule: From My Arm-Chair 3/30/2010
193. Ultima Thule: Jugurtha 3/30/2010
194. The Hanging Of The Crane 3/30/2010
195. The Hemlock Tree. (From The German) 3/30/2010
196. Ultima Thule: Bayard Taylor 3/30/2010
197. The Legend Of The Crossbill. (From The German Of Julius Mosen) 3/30/2010
198. The Grave. From The Anglo-Saxon 3/30/2010
199. Voices Of The Night : The Beleaguered City 3/30/2010
200. The Four Winds 1/1/2004
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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The Belfrey Of Bruges

In the market-place of Bruges stands the belfrey old and brown;
Thrice consumed and thrice rebuilded, still it watches o'er the town.

As the summer morn was breaking, on that lofty tower I stood,
And the world through off the darkness, like the weeds of widowhood.

Thick with towns and hamlets studded, and with streams and vapors gray,
Like a shield embossed with silver, round and vast the landscape lay.

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