Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Portland, Maine
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Portland, Maine
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The Arrow And The Song

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I shot an arrow into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For, so swiftly 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
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Kara Edwards 03 March 2021
oh my god who ever written the poem is a wise person
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Dr Antony Theodore 25 November 2020
I shot an arrow into the air, It fell to earth, I knew not where; For, so swiftly it flew, the sight Could not follow it in its flight. The arrow and its flight. tony
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Chuck Boltonera 25 February 2020
This is my favorite poem of all time. I memorized it when I was very young and can still recite it exactly as it was written. I recite it at least once a week or when ever it comes to mind. It tells a beautiful story.
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Jeff J 03 November 2018
The poem is about influence. We come in contact with people every day. we share ourselves with the world. We make friends and as we go about our separate ways. Only later do we find that our song, our words, our actions come back to bless us and/or others. We influence others daily and sometimes they share us in their lives with others unknowing...
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PoemHunter14 14 September 2018
This poem is so beautifully written!
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Radhika 27 July 2018
And the song from the beginning to end I found again in the heart of a friend. These line meanings.
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James quirinale 09 July 2018
One of my favorites
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