Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Feb. 27, 1807 - Mar. 24, 1882

 

A good reading of The Arrow And The Song.

The Arrow And The Song

by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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


Exit, stage left!I thought this was a snagglepuss original!

Source:

Longfellow's Poetical Works
Copyright 1893
Henry Frowde, London
 
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