Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Feb. 27, 1807 - Mar. 24, 1882


Vox Populi

by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

When Marzaran, the magician,
Journeyed westward through Cathay
Nothing heard he but the praises
Of Badoura on his way.

But the lessening rumour ended
When he came to Khaledan;
There the folks were talking only
Of Prince Camaralzaman.

So it happens with the poets,
Every province hath its own;
Camaralzaman is famous
Where Badoura is unknown.


Longfellow's Poetical Works
Copyright 1893
Henry Frowde, London