Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Belisarius - Poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I am poor and old and blind;
The sun burns me, and the wind
Blows through the city gate
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Comments about Belisarius by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  • (3/6/2016 10:38:00 PM)

    A beautifully conceived soliloquy of an old warrior who fought battles for his monarch when he could and living in pathetic conditions in old age more or less like a beggar. (Report) Reply

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  • Susan Williams (3/6/2016 7:32:00 PM)

    To quote a certain weird wealthy businessman- this poem is HUGE. He is talking Ancient History to his generation of retired soldiers and he very well could be talking to all the soldiers since. We honor our warriors till they are too old to march onto the battlefield- then we don't see them begging for bread on the streets (Report) Reply

  • Jane Urhobocha Ejobofor (3/6/2016 11:44:00 AM)

    Methinks I still can hear,
    Sounding distinct and near,
    The Vandal monarch's cry,
    As, captive and disgraced,
    With majestic step he paced, -
    All, all is Vanity!

    Ah! vainest of all things
    Is the gratitude of kings;
    The plaudits of the crowd
    Are but the clatter of feet
    At midnight in the street,
    Hollow and restless and loud. It's lovely
    (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (3/6/2016 3:22:00 AM)

    Realm and reign! Old with the muse of life. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (3/6/2016 1:16:00 AM)

    WOnderful poem to read....I liked it, thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • (8/29/2015 9:14:00 PM)

    ....an excellent write...nicely composed ★ (Report) Reply

  • (1/19/2009 4:55:00 PM)

    To travel as Mr. Longfellow did. (Report) Reply

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