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(27 February 1807 – 24 March 1882 / Portland, Maine)

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A Psalm of Life

Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream!
For the soul is dead that slumbers,
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  • Birgitta Heikka (4/15/2014 7:39:00 PM)

    One of my favorite poems. Can never get tired of reading it.

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  • Leesaan Robertson (4/14/2014 7:02:00 PM)

    Great poem with such a significant message.

  • Richard Blay (4/14/2014 2:28:00 PM)

    lovely poem there, felt it lesson. great!

  • Thomas Vaughan Jones (4/14/2014 1:29:00 PM)

    Curious. The poet switches from an avuncular advisor to a friendly workmate and never misses a step. Great message couched in perfect rhyme. Let us be up and doing, concentrating on the spiritual and letting materialism take back seat. What poet in any generation could do more.

  • Babatunde Aremu (4/14/2014 4:28:00 AM)

    What else can I say than to say thank you for this evergreen 'sermon' (poem) . Great write

  • Sandra Feldman (4/14/2014 1:29:00 AM)

    Great advise in beautiful stanzas.
    But the world today does not listen
    They only want drugs and extravaganzas

  • Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (4/1/2014 11:56:00 AM)

    Very wise and well written..good message..Enjoy living! ! !

  • Kit Shum (3/26/2014 10:52:00 PM)

    Probably the greatest poem I have ever read. We had to recite this for class, and to this day, I can still do it. A rousing and inspiring poem that every young person should learn.

  • Paul Stone (3/23/2014 4:42:00 PM)

    The struggle for meaning in the face of mystery challenges every person; great religions share this and Judeo-Christianity perhaps more than others the beauty of individuality as well as relationship. While rarely using religious language, Longfellow indeed tells us much of what faith teaches about the meaning and value of life itself; doubt-
    less God's greatest creation. Longfellow wrestles fearlessly it would seem, the existential question.

  • Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (3/1/2014 8:48:00 AM)

    Foot prints of those who walked and died
    Embedded in our prose, poetry and mind
    Such as him worthy of every verse that rings
    Truly timeless in its beauty and the bliss it brings...............

    My favorite poet and poem. I welcome all to my page too

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