Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Blind Bartimeus - Poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Blind Bartimeus at the gates
Of Jericho in darkness waits;
He hears the crowd;--he hears a breath
Say, "It is Christ of Nazareth!"
And calls, in tones of agony,

The thronging multitudes increase;
Blind Bartimeus, hold thy peace!
But still, above the noisy crowd,
The beggar's cry is shrill and loud;
Until they say, "He calleth thee!"

Then saith the Christ, as silent stands
The crowd, "What wilt thou at my hands?"
And he replies, "O give me light!
Rabbi, restore the blind man's sight.
And Jesus answers, '(GREEK)'
(GREEK)!

Ye that have eyes, yet cannot see,
In darkness and in misery,
Recall those mighty Voices Three,
(GREEK)!
(GREEK)!
(GREEK)!


Comments about Blind Bartimeus by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  • (9/24/2008 6:47:00 PM)


    This... is not an interesting poem.
    Do not read it. It is but a rifle aimed to ill ant ones mind.
    A.M
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002



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