Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Poems

201. The Four Winds 1/1/2004
202. Song. (From The Spanish) 3/30/2010
203. The Warden Of The Cinque Ports. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First) 3/30/2010
204. The Statue Over The Cathedral Door. (From The German Of Julius Mosen) 3/30/2010
205. The Harvest Moon 3/30/2010
206. Sonnet. On Mrs. Kemble's Readings From Shakespeare 3/30/2010
207. The Courtship Of Miles Standish 1/1/2004
208. Ultima Thule: My Cathedral 3/30/2010
209. Voices Of The Night : Flowers 3/30/2010
210. The Terrestrial Paradise. (From Dante. Purgatorio, Xxviii.) 3/30/2010
211. The Skeleton In Armor 1/3/2003
212. Victor Galbraith. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First) 3/30/2010
213. Virgil's First Eclogue 3/30/2010
214. Vittoria Colonna 3/30/2010
215. To My Brooklet. (From The French Of Ducis) 3/30/2010
216. To The Stork. (Armenian Popular Song, From The Prose Version Of Alishan) 3/30/2010
217. The Soul's Complaint Against The Body. (From The Anglo-Saxon) 3/30/2010
218. The Ladder Of St. Augustine. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First) 3/30/2010
219. The Evening Star 1/1/2004
220. To Italy. (From Filicaja) 3/30/2010
221. Voices Of The Night : Prelude 3/30/2010
222. Ultima Thule: Elegiac 3/30/2010
223. To-Morrow (From The Spanish Of Lope De Vega) 3/30/2010
224. Songo River. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fourth) 3/30/2010
225. Ultima Thule: Night 3/30/2010
226. Voices Of The Night : Footsteps Of Angels 3/30/2010
227. The Masque Of Pandora 3/30/2010
228. Earlier Poems : Burial Of The Minnisink 3/30/2010
229. The Challenge Of Thor 1/3/2003
230. Spring. (From The French Of Charles D'Orleans. Xv. Century) 3/30/2010
231. To The River Yvette. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fifth) 3/30/2010
232. To Cardinal Richelieu. (From Malherbe) 3/30/2010
233. Jeckoyva 3/30/2010
234. Voices Of The Night : The Reaper And The Flowers 3/30/2010
235. Flower-De-Luce: Divina Commedia 3/30/2010
236. Voices Of The Night : Hymn To The Night 3/30/2010
237. Rondel. (From The Duke Of Orleans) 3/30/2010
238. Song Of The Silent Land. (From The German Of Salis) 3/30/2010
239. Italian Scenery 3/30/2010
240. The Wave. (From The German Of Tiedge) 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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