Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Portland, Maine
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Portland, Maine
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Nature

Rating: 2.9

As a fond mother, when the day is o'er,
Leads by the hand her little child to bed,
Half willing, half reluctant to be led,
And leave his broken playthings on the floor,
Still gazing at them through the open door,
Nor wholly reassured and comforted
By promises of others in their stead,
Which though more splendid, may not please him more;
So Nature deals with us, and takes away
Our playthings one by one, and by the hand
Leads us to rest so gently, that we go
Scarce knowing if we wish to go or stay,
Being too full of sleep to understand
How far the unknown transcends the what we know.
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COMMENTS
Suryendu Chaudhury 25 September 2020
The soothing and caring attitude of nature.
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Adeeb Alfateh 23 June 2019
So Nature deals with us, and takes away Our playthings one by one, and by the hand Leads us to rest so gently, that we go Scarce knowing if we wish to go or stay, superb writings on nature great 10++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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Leah Stuart 17 April 2019
who is the speaker in the poem? it says " us" so is it an " anonymous human" or someone/something else?
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Caroline McCleane 17 April 2019
a genius way to explain death...
7 1 Reply
Please send a poem on nature for 4 class
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Syed Anwar Hussain 02 August 2018
beautifully crafted........
5 1 Reply
Caroline 17 July 2018
nice......
5 1 Reply
Quaziitex Alzniique 03 March 2018
Very interested piece of writing
8 2 Reply
AMY LONGWILD 19 February 2018
WHAT IS THIS I ASKED FOR GOOD STUFF NOT THIS
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Heather S. 17 April 2019
WHAT DO YOU MEAN? ! ? ! ? ! ? ! ? ! ? ! ? ! ? THIS IS AMAZINNNNG! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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Shain Veronica Ventura 12 February 2018
Its great??
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