Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Portland, Maine
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Portland, Maine
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Mad River, In The White Mountains

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TRAVELLER
Why dost thou wildly rush and roar,
Mad River, O Mad River?
Wilt thou not pause and cease to pour
Thy hurrying, headlong waters o'er
This rocky shelf forever?

What secret trouble stirs thy breast?
Why all this fret and flurry?
Dost thou not know that what is best
In this too restless world is rest
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Ratnakar Mandlik 10 August 2016
The conversation between the river and the traveller is meaningful and thought provoking.
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Rajnish Manga 10 August 2016
This is indeed one of the finest nature poems from the collection of this great poet H.W. Longfellow. The best part of the poem rests upon the beautiful discussion about ups and downs of life in the form of a dialogue between the mountain river and a traveler from the town below. Enjoyed reading it. Dost thou not know that what is best In this too restless world is rest From over-work and worry?
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