poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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The Cross Of Snow

In the long, sleepless watches of the night,
A gentle face -- the face of one long dead --
Looks at me from the wall, where round its head
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  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (1/29/2015 7:58:00 AM)

    Death of a near one is always painful. When it relates to the better half the sadness is more and here the poet writes the poem in extreme sadness and it is great.

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  • Liandra Schoot (6/15/2008 8:41:00 PM)

    I love this sad poem, it really reflects the love of the poet for his dead wife, whom he will remember and love forever.

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