Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

A Psalm Of Life - Poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream!
For the soul is dead that slumbers,
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Comments about A Psalm Of Life by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  • Veteran Poet - 1,398 Points Dedan Onyango (7/18/2015 5:41:00 AM)

    Let us, then, be up and doing,
    With a heart for any fate;
    Still achieving, still pursuing,
    Learn to labor and to wait.

    The final line bears alot of wait to our human life.
    That we strike gold and wait
    we dig and dig nad wait. great piece indeed. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 153 Points Surajit Banerjee (6/11/2015 8:47:00 AM)

    What a materialistic approach to life. Wow (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 13 Points Anurag Sharma (6/8/2015 12:14:00 PM)

    i am touched.......really longfellow is the master of the words (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 499 Points Folayemi Akande (4/14/2015 2:53:00 PM)

    Eloquent be the quill that carved this emperise work of art. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 5 Points Mwangi Ian (3/19/2015 2:18:00 PM)

    ... it touched mine heart_and for nine it never hurt. Then it gave me a dream_and that surely is me. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 16,206 Points * Sunprincess * (6/17/2014 9:04:00 PM)

    ........this poem says we should be working everyday to help our self.....and doing something to help others....cause we have plenty of time to rest after we pass away.... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,164 Points Herbert Guitang (4/25/2014 8:34:00 AM)

    A diamond voice within. A diamond kind of poem. Full of brilliance (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 770 Points Birgitta Abimbola Heikka (4/15/2014 7:39:00 PM)

    One of my favorite poems. Can never get tired of reading it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 20 Points Leesaan Robertson (4/14/2014 7:02:00 PM)

    Great poem with such a significant message. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 406 Points Richard Blay (4/14/2014 2:28:00 PM)

    lovely poem there, felt it lesson. great! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 65 Points 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. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,990 Points 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 (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 20,973 Points 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 (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,710 Points Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (4/1/2014 11:56:00 AM)

    Very wise and well written..good message..Enjoy living! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie 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. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie 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. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 992 Points 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 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Ved Prakash (1/8/2014 12:25:00 PM)

    a great inspiring poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Annecatherine Okeke (9/15/2013 9:10:00 AM)

    i read this poem over and over again.. i almost know all stanzas by heart. in this bivouac of life, such soul lifting words are required... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Surjit Das (7/12/2013 12:45:00 AM)

    sublime poem with a message for all time (Report) Reply










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