Walter Conrad


The Arrow And The Song - Poem by Walter Conrad

I shot an arrow into the air.
It fell to earth I knew not where,
For, so swift it flew, the sight
Could not follow it in its flight.

I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where, .
For who has sight so keen and strong
That it can follow the flight of song.

Long, long afterward, in an oak,
I found the arrow still unbroke;
And the song, from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.


Comments about The Arrow And The Song by Walter Conrad

  • (4/7/2009 2:53:00 PM)

    Soooo not Walter Conrad, whoever he is. This is Henry Wadsworth Longfellow! (Report)Reply

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  • (2/9/2007 7:28:00 PM)

    Friend, this poem is by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow... (Report)Reply

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  • (4/18/2005 7:36:00 PM)

    I like this a lot. It is not only a nice parody, but you have made it new and lovely. The last line was best. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 18, 2005



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