James McIntyre

(25 May 1828 – 31 March 1906 / Forres, Scotland)

American Poets: Longfellow

Poem by James McIntyre

Like fruit that's large and ripe and mellow,
Sweet and luscious is Longfellow,
Melodious songs he oft did pour,
And high was his Excelsior.
He shows us in his psalm of life
The folly of our selfish strife;
With Hiawatha we bewail
His suffering in great Indian tale;
Indian nation was forlorn
Till great spirit planted corn.


Comments about American Poets: Longfellow by James McIntyre

  • Susan WilliamsSusan Williams (3/1/2017 12:08:00 AM)

    I think he liked Longfellow. So do I. Looks like this is all I can write- screen keeps flipping.(Report)Reply

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  • Geeta Radhakrishna MenonGeeta Radhakrishna Menon (2/28/2017 7:56:00 PM)

    Like fruit that's large and ripe and mellow,
    Sweet and luscious is Longfellow,
    Melodious songs he oft did pour!
    A touching tribute to H W Longfellow in rhyming splendour by James Mclntyre.(Report)Reply

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  • Amar AgarwalaAmar Agarwala (2/28/2017 6:45:00 PM)

    What a glowing tribute to a classical great - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.(Report)Reply

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (2/28/2017 10:22:00 AM)

    A glowing tribute to a great poet by another great poet.(Report)Reply

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  • Tom Allport (2/28/2017 3:39:00 AM)

    a good tribute poem to a fellow poet who cared? nicely penned!(Report)Reply

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (2/28/2017 2:53:00 AM)

    Psalm of life..... thanks for sharing.....(Report)Reply

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  • Indira RenganathanIndira Renganathan (2/28/2017 2:50:00 AM)

    A good tribute indeed(Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (2/28/2017 2:21:00 AM)

    His psalm of life! ! Thanks for sharing.(Report)Reply

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  • Lantz PierreLantz Pierre (2/28/2017 12:49:00 AM)

    Pure simplistic drivel.(Report)Reply

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  • Ramesh T ARamesh T A (2/28/2017 12:41:00 AM)

    Nice rhythmic poem to read on Longfellow and enjoy the pleasure of poetry long!(Report)Reply

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  • Sylvaonyema UbaSylvaonyema Uba (2/28/2017 12:23:00 AM)

    Sweet and luscious is Longfellow.

    Nice dedication to an icon.
    Lovely piece of poem.

    Sylva(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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