Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Portland, Maine
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Portland, Maine
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Hiawatha's Wooing

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"As unto the bow the cord is,
So unto the man is woman;
Though she bends him, she obeys him,
Though she draws him, yet she follows;
Useless each without the other!"
Thus the youthful Hiawatha
Said within himself and pondered,
Much perplexed by various feelings,
Listless, longing, hoping, fearing,
Dreaming still of Minnehaha,
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Daniel James 28 November 2016
The song of Hiawatha spoke to me. It called to my native up bringing. It reminded me of when my sister was courted by a local villager when he chopped wood to marry her. That was the custom that we had where I came from.
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