Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Portland, Maine
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Portland, Maine
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The Three Kings

Rating: 3.2
Three Kings came riding from far away,
Melchior and Gaspar and Baltasar;
Three Wise Men out of the East were they,
And they travelled by night and they slept by day,
For their guide was a beautiful, wonderful star.

The star was so beautiful, large, and clear,
That all the other stars of the sky
Became a white mist in the atmosphere,
And by this they knew that the coming was near
Of the Prince foretold in the prophecy.
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Tom Allport 23 December 2016
a joyous poem of celebration and love
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Gajanan Mishra 23 December 2016
really great write, life journey
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Ravi A 23 December 2016
Here, H W Longfellow in simple and rhythmic verses reveal in a picturesque way the arrival of the three kings from the East soon after Christ was born. He faithfully follows the versions contained in the Bible and presents the whole theme in a manner that could be understood by even children. In a way, these are garden of verses meant not only the general reading public but for our children. In my view, poetry writing should be like this - wrote in simple, rhythmic verses giving the reader no confusion of thought unlike the general modern poetry. I love his poetry very much.
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Kim Barney 23 December 2015
Interesting rhyme pattern in each verse: ABAAB I don't remember seeing that pattern before. Very nice.
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M Asim Nehal 23 December 2015
Nice Poem, great reading....
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* Sunprincess * 23 December 2015
.....a super nice write, and so beautifully penned this is one of my favorites ?
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Edward Kofi Louis 23 December 2015
Wonderful star! With the beauty of love. Nice work.
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Ratnakar Mandlik 23 December 2015
Superb narration of the journey of 3 wise kings from east and a beautiful Christmas song with excellent rhyme. Thanks for sharing it on PH prior to Christmas.
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Patricia Craig 23 December 2015
Different....& a good one too..nice to see something different regarding christmas..
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Arfa Iman Kalera 23 December 2015
This is an amazing poem, based on a true event, poet has narrated the story with great devotion and in a very wonderful way
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