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A BALLAD OF THE FRENCH FLEET; OCTOBER, 1746, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A fleet with flags arrayed
Last Line: With thine horses through the sea!
Subject(s): Boston; French & Indian Wars; Navy - France; French Navy


A DAY OF SUNSHINE, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O gift of god! O perfect day
Last Line: Blithe as the air is, and as free?


A DUTCH PICTURE, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Simon danz has come home again
Last Line: And sell him in algiers.
Subject(s): Pirates; Piracy; Buccaneers


A GLEAM OF SUNSHINE, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This is the place. Stand still, my steed
Last Line: Shines on a distant field.
Subject(s): Brookline, Massachusetts


A NAMELESS GRAVE; SONNET, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A soldier of the union mustered out'
Last Line: And I can give thee nothing in return.
Subject(s): American Civil War; United States - History


A PSALM OF LIFE, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tell me not, in mournful numbers
Last Line: Learn to labor and to wait.
Subject(s): Carpe Diem; Religion; Theology


A SHADOW; SONNET, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I said unto myself, if I were dead, / what would befall these children?
Last Line: They will find hope and strength as we have done.


A SUMMER DAY BY THE SEA; SONNET, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sun is set; and in his latest beams
Last Line: To some the landmark of a new domain.


A WRAITH IN THE MIST, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On the little green isle of inchkenneth
Last Line: He would wall himself round with a fort.


AFTERMATH, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the summer fields are mown
Last Line: In the silence and the gloom.


AFTERNOON IN FEBRUARY, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The day is ending
Last Line: Like a funeral bell.


AMALFI, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet the memory is to me
Last Line: In the land beyond the sea.
Subject(s): Italy; Italians


APRIL [DAY], by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the warm sun, that brings
Last Line: Life's golden fruit is shed.
Subject(s): April; Holidays; Trees


AUF WIEDERSEHEN, SELECTION, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It were a double grief, if the true-hearted
Last Line: Until we meet again!
Subject(s): Death; Immortality; Dead, The


AUTUMN, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With what a glory comes and goes the year!
Last Line: To his long resting-place without a tear.
Subject(s): Autumn; Seasons; Fall


AUTUMN WITHIN, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is autumn; not without
Last Line: Comes no murmur from the mill.
Subject(s): Autumn; Seasons; Fall


BELISARIUS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am poor and old and blind
Last Line: Am belisarius!
Subject(s): Belisarius (505-565); Constantinople; Generals; Istambul; Byzantium


BIRDS OF PASSAGE, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Black shadows fall / from the lindens tall
Last Line: With the murmuring sound of rhyme.


BLIND BARTIMAEUS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Blind bartimaeus at the gates
Last Line: "thy faith from blindness gives release!"
Subject(s): Begging & Beggars; Bible; Blindness; Jesus Christ - Life & Ministry; Religion; Visually Handicapped; Theology


BOSTON; SONNET, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: St. Botolph's town! Hither across the plains
Last Line: That lies concentred in a single word.
Subject(s): Boston


BURIAL OF THE MINNISINK, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On sunny slope and beechen swell
Last Line: The rider grasps his steed again.
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


CADENABBIA; LAKE OF COMO, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No sound of wheels or hoof-beat breaks
Last Line: And be as if thou hadst not been.
Subject(s): Lake Como, Italy


CARILLON, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the ancient town of bruges
Last Line: Of that quaint old flemish city.
Subject(s): Bruges, Belgium


CASTLES IN SPAIN, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How much of my young heart, o spain
Last Line: Into this little mist of rhyme!


CATAWBA WINE, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This song of mine / is a song of the vine
Last Line: On the banks of the beautiful river.
Subject(s): Grapes


CHANGED, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From the outskirts of the town
Last Line: Not the tides that used to run.
Subject(s): Portland, Maine


CHARLES SUMNER, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Garlands upon his grave
Last Line: Upon the paths of men.
Subject(s): United States - History


CHAUCER; SONNET, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: An old man in a lodge within a park
Last Line: Rise odors of ploughed field or flowery mead.
Variant Title(s): Chaucer
Subject(s): Chaucer, Geoffrey (1342-1400)


CHILDREN, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come to me, o ye children! / for I hear you at your play
Last Line: And all the rest are dead.
Subject(s): Children; Childhood


CHIMES, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet chimes! That in the loneliness of night
Last Line: On the great sea beneath a sinking keel.
Subject(s): Bells


CHRISTMAS BELLS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I heard the bells on christmas day
Last Line: "with peace on earth, good will to men."
Variant Title(s): The Chant Sublime;the Unbroken Song;peace On Earth
Subject(s): Bells; Christmas; Christmas Carols; Nativity, The


CHRISTUS; A MYSTERY: 3. THE NEW ENGLAND TAGEDIES: SAINT JOHN, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The ages come and go, / the centuries pass as years
Last Line: But he that doeth the will!
Variant Title(s): Finale: Saint John;finale Of Christus


CHRYASOR, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Just above yon sandy bar
Last Line: That, entranced, I gaze on nightly!


COUPLET: FEBRUARY 24, 1847, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In hexameter sings serenely a harvard professor
Last Line: In pentameter him damns censorious poe


CURFEW, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Solemnly, mournfully / dealing its dole
Last Line: Reign over all.
Subject(s): Curfew


DAYBREAK, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A wind came up out of the sea
Last Line: "and said, ""not yet! In quiet lie."
Subject(s): Dawn; Nature; Sunrise


DAYLIGHT AND MOONLIGHT, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In broad daylight, and at noon
Last Line: All its grace and mystery.
Subject(s): Moon


DECORATION DAY, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sleep comrades, sleep and rest
Last Line: The memory shall be ours.
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day; Declaration Day


DELIA, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet as the tender fragrance that survives
Last Line: Hath come to thee. Sleep, darling; it is best.


DIVINA COMMEDIA (INTRODUCTORY POEMS): 1, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oft have I seen at some cathedral door
Last Line: While the eternal ages watch and wait.
Variant Title(s): With The Ages
Subject(s): Catholics; Roman Catholics; Catholicism


DIVINA COMMEDIA (INTRODUCTORY POEMS): 2, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How strange the sculptures that adorn these towers!
Last Line: This medieval miracle of song!


DIVINA COMMEDIA (INTRODUCTORY POEMS): 3, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I enter, and I see thee in the gloom
Last Line: "as scarlet be,"" and ends with ""as the snow."


DIVINA COMMEDIA (INTRODUCTORY POEMS): 4, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With snow white veil and garments as of flame
Last Line: That perfect pardon which is perfect peace.


DIVINA COMMEDIA (INTRODUCTORY POEMS): 5, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I lift mine eyes, and all the windows blaze
Last Line: Proclaim the elevation of the host!


DIVINA COMMEDIA (INTRODUCTORY POEMS): 6, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O star of morning and of liberty!
Last Line: And many are amazed and many doubt.


DRINKING SONG; INSCRIPTION FOR AN ANTIQUE PITCHER, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come, old friend! Sit down and listen!
Last Line: In the head of old silenus!
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Wine


ELEGIAC VERSE: BARD IN IONIAN ISLANDS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Peradventure of old, some bard in ionian islands
Last Line: Falls; and in refluent rhythm back the pentameter flows?


ELIOT'S OAK; SONNET, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou ancient oak! Whose myriad leaves are loud
Last Line: And is forgotten, save by thee alone.
Subject(s): Natick, Massachusetts; Oak Trees


ENCELADUS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Under mount etna he lies, / it is slumber, it is not death
Last Line: "enceladus, arise!"


ENDYMION, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The rising moon has hid the stars
Last Line: "where hast thou stayed so long?"
Subject(s): Endymion


EPIMETHEUS; OR THE POET'S AFTERTHOUGHT, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Have I dreamed? Or was it real
Last Line: Let us turn and wander thither!


EVANGELINE; A TALE OF ACADIE, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This is the forest primeval. The murmuring pines and the hemlocks
Last Line: Speaks, and in accents disconsolate answers the wail of the forest.
Subject(s): Acadia; Love; Mothers; Social Protest; United States - History


EXCELSIOR, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The shades of night were falling fast
Last Line: Excelsior!
Subject(s): Life; Saint Bernard (Mountain), Switzerland


FATA MORGANA, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O sweet illusions of song, / that tempt me everywhere
Last Line: For the vision to reappear.


FLOWER-DE-LUCE, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beautiful lily, dwelling by still rivers
Last Line: The world more fair and sweet.
Subject(s): Flowers; Lilies


FLOWERS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spake full well, in language quaint and olden
Last Line: Emblems of the bright and better land.
Subject(s): Flowers


FOOTSTEPS OF ANGELS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the hours of day are numbered
Last Line: Such as these have lived and died!
Subject(s): Consolation; Mourning; Bereavement


FRAGMENT: DECEMBER 18, 1847, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Soft through the silent air descend the feathery snow-flakes
Last Line: Weareth the leaden hue seen in the eyes of the blind.


GASPAR BECERRA, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: By his evening fire the artist
Last Line: Shape from that thy work of art.
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Becerra, Gaspar


GILES COREY OF THE SALEM FARMS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here's monk's-hood, that breeds fever in the blood
Last Line: Hereafter will be counted as a martyr!
Variant Title(s): Christus: 3. The New England Tragedies: Giles Corey
Subject(s): Corey, Giles; Salem, Massachusetts; Witchcraft & Witches


GILES COREY OF THE SALEM FARMS: PROLOGUE, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Delusions of the days that once have been
Last Line: Of sabbath bells, a witch was burned or drowned.
Variant Title(s): Christus: 3. The New England Tragedies: Giles Corey: Prologue
Subject(s): Corey, Giles; Salem, Massachusetts; Witchcraft & Witches


GLOTTO'S TOWER, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How many lives, made beautiful and sweet
Last Line: But wanting still the glory of the spire.
Subject(s): Architecture & Architects; Florence, Italy


GOD'S ACRE, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I like that ancient saxon phrase which calls
Last Line: This is the place where human harvests grow!
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Graveyards; Dead, The


HAROUN AL RASCHID, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: One day, haroun al raschid read
Last Line: Tears fell upon the page he read.


HAUNTED HOUSES, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All houses wherein men have lived and died
Last Line: Wander our thoughts above the dark abyss.
Subject(s): Immortality


HAWTHORNE, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How beautiful it was, that one bright day
Last Line: Unfinished must remain!
Subject(s): Concord, Massachusetts; Hawthorne, Nathaniel (1804-1864); Writing & Writers


HERMES TRISMEGISTUS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Still through egypt's desert places
Last Line: Breathed, and was no more.


HOLIDAYS; SONNET, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The holiest of all holidays are those / kept by ourselves in silence and apart
Last Line: But lovely as a landscape in a dream.
Subject(s): Holidays


HOME SONG, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Stay, stay at home, my heart, and rest
Last Line: To stay at home is best.
Subject(s): Home


HYMN FOR MY BROTHER'S ORDINATION, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Christ to the young man said: 'yet one thing more'
Last Line: And thus to journey on!
Subject(s): Christianity


HYMN OF THE MORAVIAN NUNS OF BETHLEHEM; ... PULASKI'S BANNER, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the dying flame of day
Last Line: And it was his martial cloak and shroud!
Subject(s): American Revolution; Pulaski, Casimir (1747-1779); Southern States; South (U.s.)


HYMN TO THE NIGHT, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I heard the trailing garments of the night
Last Line: The best-beloved night!
Subject(s): Nature; Night; Prayer; Bedtime


IN THE CHURCHYARD AT CAMBRIDGE, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the village churchyard she lies, / dust is in her beautiful eyes
Last Line: In your own secret sins and terrors!
Subject(s): Cambridge, Massachusetts


IN THE CHURCHYARD AT TARRYTOWN; SONNET, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here lies the gentle humorist, who died
Last Line: A grief and gladness in the atmosphere.


IT IS NOT ALWAYS MAY, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sun is bright - the air is clear
Last Line: There are no birds in last year's nest!
Subject(s): Carpe Diem


JUDAS MACCABAEUS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O antioch, my antioch, my city
Last Line: [dies.


KEATS; SONNET, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The young endymion sleeps endymion's sleep
Last Line: "was quenched by death, and broken the bruised reed."
Subject(s): Keats, John (1795-1821); Poetry & Poets


KERAMOS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Turn, turn, my wheel! Turn round and round
Last Line: And trodden into clay!
Variant Title(s): The Potter's Song


KILLED AT THE FORD, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: He is dead, the beautiful youth
Last Line: And the neighbors wondered that she should die.
Subject(s): American Civil War; United States - History; War


KING TRISANKU, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Viswamitra the magician / by his spells and incantations
Last Line: Midway between earth and heaven.


KING WITLAF'S DRINKING-HORN, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Witlaf, a king of the saxons
Last Line: "we must drink to one saint more!"
Subject(s): Christmas; Nativity, The


LONGFELLOW, by HENRY VAN DYKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In a great land, a new land, a land full of labour and riches and confusion
Last Line: But he climbed it out of sight, and still I heard the voice of one singing.
Alternate Author Name(s): Civis Americanus
Subject(s): Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (1807-1882)


LOSS AND GAIN, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When I compare
Last Line: The lowest ebb is the turn of the tide.


MAD RIVER IN THE WHITE MOUNTAINS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why dost thou wildly rush and roar
Last Line: The mills are tired of waiting.
Subject(s): Rivers


MAIDEN AND WEATHERCOCK, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O weathercock on the village spire
Last Line: You will thank me for looking some other way.


MAIDENHOOD, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Miaden! With thy [or, the] meek brown eyes
Last Line: For a smile of god thou art.
Subject(s): Youth


MEZZO CAMMIN, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Half of my life is gone, and I have let
Last Line: The cataract of death far thundering from the heights.
Subject(s): Middle Age; Spinsters; Old Maids


MICHAEL ANGELO: DEDICATION, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nothing that is shall perish
Last Line: Quickened are they that touch the prophet's bones.
Subject(s): Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564)


MICHAEL ANGELO: IN THE COLISEUM, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What do you here alone, messer michele?
Last Line: As yet unseen.
Subject(s): Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564)


MICHAEL ANGELO: MONOLOGUE, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Better than thou I cannot, brunelleschi
Last Line: Has he become since all my friends are dead.
Subject(s): Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564)


MICHAEL ANGELO: THE DEAD CHRIST, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O death,why is it I cannot portray
Last Line: So near to death, and yet so far from god!
Subject(s): Death; Jesus Christ; Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564); Dead, The


MICHAEL ANGELO: THE LAST JUDGMENT, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why did the pope and his ten cardinals
Last Line: I will go forth and breathe the air a while.
Subject(s): Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564)


MICHAEL ANGELO: THE OAKS OF MONTE LUCA, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How still it is among these ancient oaks
Last Line: Let us go in; we both will pray for peace.
Subject(s): Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564)


MICHAEL ANGELO: VITERBO, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Parting with friends is temporary death
Last Line: A cloud of white, an incorporeal spirit!
Subject(s): Colonna, Vittoria (1492-1547)


MIDNIGHT MASS FOR THE DYING YEAR, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yes, the year is growing old
Last Line: Christe, eleyson!
Subject(s): Catholics; Christmas; Holidays; New Year; Roman Catholics; Catholicism; Nativity, The


MILTON; SONNET, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I pace the sounding sea-beach and behold
Last Line: Floods all the soul with its melodious seas.
Subject(s): Milton, John (1608-1674)


MONTE CASSINO; TERRA DI LAVORO, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beautiful valley! Through whose verdant meads
Last Line: And woke, as one awaketh from a dream.


MOODS; SONNET, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh that a song would sing itself to me
Last Line: Nor whither in its wayward course it goeth.


MOONLIGHT, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As a pale phantom
Last Line: Of seeing; what we bring we find.
Subject(s): Moon


MORITURI SALUTAMUS [WE WHO ARE TO DIE SALUTE YOU], by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O caesar, we who are about to die
Last Line: The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.
Subject(s): Bowdoin College; Brunswick, Maine


MY BOOKS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sadly as some old mediaeval knight
Last Line: In which I walked, now clouded and confused.
Subject(s): Books; Reading


MY LOST YOUTH, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Often I think of the beautiful town
Last Line: "and the thoughts of youth are long, long thoughts."
Variant Title(s): Sea Memories;lost Youth
Subject(s): Children; Memory; Portland, Maine; Sea; Youth; Childhood; Ocean


NATURE; SONNET, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As a fond mother, when the day is o'er
Last Line: How far the unknown transcends the what we know.
Subject(s): Nature; Religion; Theology


NUREMBERG, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the valley of the pegnitz where across broad meadow-lands
Last Line: The nobility of labor,--the long pedigree of toil.


OLIVER BASSELIN, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the valley of the vire / still is seen an ancient mill
Last Line: In the valley of the vire.


PALINGENESIS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I lay upon the headland-height, and listened
Last Line: "until ""the end"" I read."
Subject(s): Nahant, Massachusetts


PARKER CLEVELAND; WRITTEN ON REVISITING BRUNSWICK IN THE SUMMER 1875, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Among the many lives that I have known
Last Line: He sleeps, but wakes elsewhere, for god hath said, amen!
Subject(s): Brunswick, Maine


PEGASUS IN POUND, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once into a quiet village
Last Line: While it soothes them with its sound.


POSSIBILITIES, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where are the poets, unto whom belong
Last Line: For lands not yet laid down in any chart.


PRESIDENT GARFIELD, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: These words the poet heard in paradise
Last Line: "I came from martyrdom unto this peace!"
Subject(s): Assassination; Garfield, James Abram (1831-1881)


PROMETHEUS, OR THE POET'S FORETHOUGHT, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Of prometheus, how undaunted
Last Line: As they onward bear the message!


RAIN IN SUMMER, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How beautiful is the rain!
Last Line: In the rapid and rushing river of time.
Subject(s): Nature; Rain; Summer


RESIGNATION, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is no flock, however watched and tendered
Last Line: The grief that must have way.
Subject(s): Consolation; Death; Religion; Dead, The; Theology


SAND OF THE DESERT IN AN HOUR-GLASS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A handful of red sand, from the hot clime
Last Line: The half-hour's sand is run!
Subject(s): Time


SANDALPHON, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Have you read in the talmud of old, / in the legends the rabbins have told
Last Line: To quiet its fever and pain.
Subject(s): Bible; Jews; Judaism


SANTA FILOMENA, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whene'er a noble deed is wrought
Last Line: Saint filomena bore.
Variant Title(s): Florence Nightingale
Subject(s): Nightingale, Florence (1820-1910)


SEAWEED, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When descends on the atlantic
Last Line: Household words, no more depart.
Variant Title(s): The Equinox
Subject(s): Atlantic Ocean; Sea; Seaweed; Storms; Ocean


SHAKESPEARE; SONNET, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A vision as of crowded city streets
Last Line: Placed him as musagetes on their throne.


SIR HUMPHREY GILBERT [1583], by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Southward with fleet of ice
Last Line: Sinking, vanish all away.
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Gilbert, Sir Humphrey (1539-1583); Sea; Ocean


SLEEP; SONNET, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lull me to sleep, ye winds, whose fitful sounds
Last Line: Whereof the greater mystery is death!


SNOWFLAKES, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Out of the bosom of the air
Last Line: To wood and field.
Subject(s): Snow


SOMETHING LEFT UNDONE, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Labor with what zeal we will
Last Line: On their shoulders held the sky.


SONGO RIVER; CONNECTING LAKE SEBAGO AND LONG LAKE, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nowhere such a devious stream
Last Line: "link together soul and soul."
Subject(s): Songo River, Maine


SONNET ON MRS. KEMBLE'S READINGS FROM SHAKESPEARE, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O precious evenings! All too swiftly sped!
Last Line: To be interpreted by such a voice!


SONNET: AUTUMN, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou comest, autumn, heralded by the rain
Last Line: Thine almoner, the wind, scatters the golden leaves!
Subject(s): Autumn; Seasons; Fall


SONNET: DANTE (2), by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tuscan, that wanderest through the realms of gloom
Last Line: "thy voice along the cloister whispers ""peace!"
Subject(s): Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)


SONNET: THE EVENING STAR, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lo! In the painted oriel of the west
Last Line: And from thy darkened window fades the light.
Subject(s): Stars


ST. JOHN'S, CAMBRIDGE; SONNET, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I stand beneath the tree, whose branches shade
Last Line: "be and abide with you forevermore!"
Subject(s): Cambridge, Massachusetts


SUNRISE ON THE HILLS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I stood upon the hills, when heaven's wide arch
Last Line: Dim the sweet look that nature wears.
Subject(s): Holidays; Trees


SUNSET, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The summer sun is sinking low
Last Line: Naught can to-day restore!
Subject(s): Evening; Sunset; Twilight


SUSPIRIA, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Take them, o death! And bear away
Last Line: And trails its blossoms in the dust!


TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN: THE FIRST DAY: FINALE, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The hour was late; the fire burned low
Last Line: Far off the village clock struck one.


TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN: THE FIRST DAY: INTERLUDE (1), by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The landlord thus ended his tale
Last Line: "perchance may lose its power to please."


TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN: THE FIRST DAY: INTERLUDE (2), by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Soon as the story reached its end
Last Line: "and never wearies nor grows old."


TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN: THE FIRST DAY: INTERLUDE (3), by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: He ended: and a kind of spell / upon the silent listeners fell
Last Line: Which ran, as I remember, thus?'


TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN: THE FIRST DAY: INTERLUDE (4), by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And then the blue-eyed norseman told
Last Line: And keep the loosened stones in place.


TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN: THE FIRST DAY: INTERLUDE (5), by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A strain of music closed the tale
Last Line: "so fearful is the tragedy."


TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN: THE FIRST DAY: INTERLUDE (6), by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thus closed the tale of guilt and gloom
Last Line: "the merry birds of killingworth!"


TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN: THE FIRST DAY: PAUL REVERE'S RIDE [APRIL 1775], by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Listen, my children, and you shall hear
Last Line: And the midnight message of paul revere.
Variant Title(s): The Landlord's Tale
Subject(s): American Revolution; Americans; Fourth Of July; Freedom; Massachusetts; Revere, Paul (1735-1818); United States; Independence Day; Liberty; America


TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN: THE FIRST DAY: PRELUDE. THE WAYSIDE INN, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: One autumn night, in sudbury town
Last Line: Yielded; and thus the story ran.
Subject(s): Books; Music & Musicians; Stradivari, Antonio (1644-1737); Sudbury, Massachusetts; Reading


TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN: THE FIRST DAY: ROBERT OF SICILY, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Robert of sicily, brother of pope urbane
Last Line: Kneeling upon the floor, absorbed in silent prayer.
Variant Title(s): The Sicilian's Tale
Subject(s): Hope; Religion; Optimism; Theology


TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN: THE FIRST DAY: THE BIRDS OF KILLINGWORTH, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It was the season, when through all the land
Last Line: Amid the sunny farms of killingworth.
Variant Title(s): The Poet's Tale
Subject(s): Birds; Killingworth, Connecticut


TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN: THE FIRST DAY: THE FALCON OF SER FEDERIGO, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: One summer morning, when the sun was hot
Last Line: "all things come round to him who will but wait."


TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN: THE FIRST DAY: THE LEGEND OF RABBI BEN LEVY, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rabbi ben levi, on the sabbath, read
Last Line: And walks on earth unseen forevermore.
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN: THE FIRST DAY: THE SAGA OF KING OLAF, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am the god thor
Last Line: "christ is eternal!"


TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN: THE FIRST DAY: TOQUEMADA, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the heroic days when ferdinand / and isabella ruled the spanish land
Last Line: Lit by the fires of burning woods beneath!
Variant Title(s): The Theologian's Tale
Subject(s): Torquemada, Tomas De (1420-1498)


TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN: THE SECOND DAY: FINALE, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nunc plaudite!' the student cried
Last Line: And no more tales were told that day.


TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN: THE SECOND DAY: INTERLUDE (1), by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yes, well your story pleads the cause
Last Line: Writ and recorded in these lines.


TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN: THE SECOND DAY: INTERLUDE (2), by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I thought before your tale began
Last Line: "and that is all we need to know."


TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN: THE SECOND DAY: INTERLUDE (3), by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What was the end? I am ashamed
Last Line: Or thundering on the startled ear.


TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN: THE SECOND DAY: INTERLUDE (4), by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the long murmur of applause
Last Line: He told his tale of yesterday.


TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN: THE SECOND DAY: INTERLUDE (5), by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Well pleased the audience heard the tale
Last Line: "only go forward with your tale."


TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN: THE SECOND DAY: INTERLUDE (6), by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All praised the legend more or less
Last Line: His smiling lips, and thus began.


TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN: THE SECOND DAY: KAMBALU, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Into the city of kambalu
Last Line: By the road that leadeth to ispahan.


TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN: THE SECOND DAY: LADY WENTWORTH, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: One hundred years ago, and something more
Last Line: Martha was lady wentworth of the hall!
Subject(s): Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Wentworth, Benning (1696-1770)


TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN: THE SECOND DAY: PRELUDE, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A cold, uninterrupted rain
Last Line: Began his simple story thus.


TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN: THE SECOND DAY: THE BALLAD OF CARMILHAN, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: At stralsund, by the baltic sea
Last Line: To tell of the carmilhan.


TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN: THE SECOND DAY: THE BARON OF ST. CASTINE, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Baron castine of st. Castine / has left his chateau in the pyrenees
Last Line: Hath come at last to his own again.


TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN: THE SECOND DAY: THE BELL OF ATRI, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: At atri in abruzzo, a small town
Last Line: "the bell of atri famous for all time."
Subject(s): Animals


TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN: THE SECOND DAY: THE COBBLER OF HAGENAU, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I trust that somewhere and somehow
Last Line: "I thought so. Don't forget the end."


TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN: THE SECOND DAY: THE LEGEND BEAUTIFUL, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hadst thou stayed, I must have fled
Last Line: "hadst thou stayed, I must have fled!"


TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN: THE THIRD DAY: AZRAEL, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: King solomon, before his palace gate
Last Line: "I was upon my way to seek him there."
Variant Title(s): The Spanish Jew's Tale: Azrael
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN: THE THIRD DAY: CHARLEMAGNE, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Olger the dane and desiderio, / king of the lombards
Last Line: Fell as one dead at desiderio's feet.
Subject(s): Charlemagne (742-814); Italy; Italians


TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN: THE THIRD DAY: ELIZABETH, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah, how short are the days! How soon the night overtakes us
Last Line: "but thee may make believe, and see what will come of it, joseph."


TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN: THE THIRD DAY: EMMA AND EGINGARD, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When alcuin taught the sons of charlemagne
Last Line: "and cover up the footprints in the snow."


TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN: THE THIRD DAY: FINALE, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: These are the tales those merry guests
Last Line: Look up upon them from below.


TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN: THE THIRD DAY: INTERLUDE (1), by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O edrehi, forbear to-night
Last Line: And thus in sober measure ran.


TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN: THE THIRD DAY: INTERLUDE (2), by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Well pleased all listened to the tale
Last Line: "in mediaeval latin prose."


TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN: THE THIRD DAY: INTERLUDE (3), by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thus ran the student's pleasant rhyme
Last Line: To sing his idyl of the past.


TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN: THE THIRD DAY: INTERLUDE (4), by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A pleasant and a winsome tale
Last Line: "simply because it pleases me."


TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN: THE THIRD DAY: INTERLUDE (5), by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Signor luigi,' said the jew
Last Line: Began his tale as followeth.


TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN: THE THIRD DAY: INTERLUDE (6), by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now that is after my own heart
Last Line: "and as a tale will now repeat"


TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN: THE THIRD DAY: INTERLUDE (7), by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Touched by the pathos of these rhymes
Last Line: The rhyme of one sir christopher.


TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN: THE THIRD DAY: PRELUDE, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The evening came; the golden vane
Last Line: "listen to me, and you shall hear."


TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN: THE THIRD DAY: SCANDERBERG, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The battle is fought and won / by king ladislaus the hun
Last Line: "would take the tip of his ear."
Subject(s): Albania


TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN: THE THIRD DAY: THE MONK OF CASAL-MAGGIORE, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once on a time, some centuries ago
Last Line: "and keep us from the sin of gluttony."


TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN: THE THIRD DAY: THE MOTHER'S GHOST, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Svend dyring he rideth adown the glade
Last Line: Fair words gladden so many a heart.


TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN: THE THIRD DAY: THE RHYME OF SIR CHRISTOPHER, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It was sir christopher gardiner, / knight of the holy sepulchre
Last Line: With apples of sodom and ropes of sand.


TEGNER'S DRAMA, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I heard a voice, that cried / 'balder the beautiful'
Last Line: Not the deeds of blood!
Variant Title(s): The Death Of Baldur


THE ARROW AND THE SONG, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I shot an arrow into the air, / it fell to the earth, I know not where
Last Line: I found again in the heart of a friend.
Subject(s): Arrows; Friendship


THE ARSENAL AT SPRINGFIELD, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This is the arsenal. From floor to ceiling
Last Line: The holy melodies of love arise.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Peace; Springfield, Massachusetts; United States - History


THE BATTLE OF LOVELL'S POND (1725), by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Cold, cold is the north wind and rude is the blast
Last Line: And their names are engraven on honor's bright crest.
Subject(s): French & Indian Wars; Lovewell, John (1691-1725)


THE BELEAGUERED CITY, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have read, in some old, marvellous tale
Last Line: Our ghastly fears are dead.
Subject(s): Prague, Czech Republic


THE BELFRY OF BRUGES, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the market-place of bruges stands the belfry ols and brown
Last Line: Lo! The shadow of the belfry crossed the sun-illumined square.
Subject(s): Bruges, Belgium


THE BELLS OF LYNN; HEARD AT NAHANT, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O curfew of the setting sun! O bells of lynn!
Last Line: Lynn!
Subject(s): Bells; Lynn, Massachusetts


THE BELLS OF SAN BLAS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What say the bells of san blas
Last Line: It is daybreak everywhere.
Subject(s): Time


THE BRIDGE, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I stood on the bridge at midnight
Last Line: And its wavering image here.
Subject(s): Bridges; Cambridge, Massachusetts; Courtship


THE BRIDGE OF CLOUD, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Burn, o evening hearth, and waken
Last Line: Down I toss this alpine flower.


THE BROKEN OAR; SONNET, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once upon iceland's solitary strand
Last Line: And flung his useless pen into the sea.


THE BROOK AND THE WAVE, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The brooklet came from the mountain
Last Line: That turbulent bitter heart!


THE BUILDERS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All are architects of fate
Last Line: And one boundless reach of sky.


THE BUILDING OF THE SHIP, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Build me straight, o worthy master!
Last Line: Are all with thee,--are all with thee!
Subject(s): Fourth Of July; Freedom; Sea; United States; Independence Day; Liberty; Ocean; America


THE CASTLE-BUILDER, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A gentle boy, with soft and silken locks
Last Line: Nor lose thy simple faith in mysteries.


THE CHALLENGE, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have a vague remembrance / of a story, that is told
Last Line: Lies dead upon the plain!


THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Between the dark and the daylight
Last Line: And moulder in dust away.
Subject(s): Children; Childhood


THE COURTSHIP OF MILES STANDISH, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the old colony days, in plymouth the land of the pilgrims
Last Line: So through the plymouth woods passed onward the bridal procession.
Subject(s): Pilgrim Fathers; Standish, Miles (1584-1656); United States - Colonial Period


THE CROSS OF SNOW, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the long, sleepless watches of the night
Last Line: And seasons, changeless since the day she died.
Subject(s): Death; Love - Marital; Dead, The; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


THE CUMBERLAND [MARCH 8, 1862], by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: At anchor in hampton roads we lay
Last Line: And without a seam!
Subject(s): American Civil War; Cumberland (Ship); Hampton Roads, Virginia; Patriotism; Sea Battles; United States - History; Virginia (Ship); Naval Warfare; Merrimac (Ship)


THE DAY IS DONE, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The day is done, and the darkness / falls from the wings of night
Last Line: And as silently steal away.
Subject(s): Evening; Home; Poetry & Poets; Sunset; Twilight


THE DESCENT OF THE MUSES; SONNET, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nine sisters, beautiful in form and face
Last Line: Learned the sweet songs of the pierides.


THE DISCOVERER OF THE NORTH CAPE; FROM KING ALFRED'S OROSIUS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Othere, the old sea captain, / who dwelt in helgoland
Last Line: "behold this walrus-tooth!"
Subject(s): Alfred, King Of Saxons (871-901); Explorers; Norway; Sea; Exploring; Discovery; Discoverers; Ocean


THE EMPEROR'S BIRD'S-NEST, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once the emperor charles of spain
Last Line: Which the cannon-shot had shattered.
Subject(s): Animals


THE EMPEROR'S GLOVE, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On st. Bavon's tower, commanding
Last Line: "make a glove of such a size?"


THE FIFTIETH BIRTHDAY OF AGASSIZ; MAY 28, 1857, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It was fifty years ago
Last Line: "and my boy does not return!"
Subject(s): Agassiz, Louis (1807-1873); Science; Scientists


THE FIRE OF DRIFTWOOD; DEVEREUX FARM, NEAR MARBLEHEAD, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We sat within the farmhouse old
Last Line: The thoughts that burned and glowed within.
Subject(s): Farm Life; Marblehead, Massachusetts; Memory; Agriculture; Farmers


THE FOUR LAKES OF MADISON, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Four limpid lakes, four naiades
Last Line: Bathed in a golden atmosphere!
Subject(s): Lakes; Pools; Ponds


THE FOUR PRINCESSES AT WILNA; A PHOTOGRAPH, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet faces, that from pictured casements lean
Last Line: "these three; and greatest of the three is love."
Subject(s): Love


THE GALAXY; SONNET, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Torrent of light and river of the air
Last Line: From the invisible chariot-wheels of god.


THE GOBLET OF LIFE, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Filled is life's goblet to the brim
Last Line: Then sleep we side by side.


THE GOLDEN MILE-STONE, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Leafless are the trees; their purple branches
Last Line: Buy with gold the old associations!
Subject(s): Home; Love


THE GOOD PART, THAT SHALL NOT BE TAKEN AWAY, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She dwells by great kenhawa's side
Last Line: That shines upon her face.
Subject(s): Slavery; Serfs


THE HANGING OF THE CRANE: 1, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The lights are out, and gone are all the guests
Last Line: And merry was the feast and long.


THE HANGING OF THE CRANE: 2, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And now I sit and muse on what may be
Last Line: Each other's own best company.


THE HANGING OF THE CRANE: 3, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The picture fades; as at a village fair
Last Line: And so good night to king canute.
Variant Title(s): The Household Sovereign
Subject(s): Babies; Infants


THE HANGING OF THE CRANE: 4, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As one who walking in a forest sees
Last Line: Into the days that are to be.
Subject(s): Babies; Infants


THE HANGING OF THE CRANE: 5, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Again the tossing boughs shut out the scene
Last Line: And dark and dead when ye are lost!


THE HANGING OF THE CRANE: 6, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The meadow-brook, that seemeth to stand still
Last Line: She find the one beloved name.


THE HANGING OF THE CRANE: 7, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: After a day of cloud and wind and rain
Last Line: Till the long vista endless seems.


THE HARVEST MOON; SONNET, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is the harvest moon! On gilded vanes
Last Line: And pipings of the quail among the sheaves.
Subject(s): Autumn; Moon; Seasons; Fall


THE HAUNTED CHAMBER, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Each heart has its haunted chamber
Last Line: The silent river of death?


THE HERONS OF ELMWOOD, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Warm and still is the summer night
Last Line: Is the silent homage of thoughts unspoken.
Subject(s): Cambridge, Massachusetts


THE JEWISH CEMETERY AT NEWPORT, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How strange it seems! These hebrews in their graves
Last Line: And the dead nations never rise again.
Subject(s): Bible; Cemeteries; Jews; Newport, Rhode Island; Religion; Social Protest; Graveyards; Judaism; Theology


THE LADDER OF SAINT AUGUSTINE, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Saint augustine! Well hast thou said
Last Line: To something nobler we attain.
Subject(s): Augustine, Saint (354-430); Religion; Saints; Augustine Of Hippo; Theology


THE LEAP OF ROUSHAN BEG, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Mounted on kyrat strong and fleet
Last Line: "as this robber kurroglou!"


THE LIGHT OF STARS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The night is come, but not too soon
Last Line: To suffer and be strong.
Variant Title(s): The Little Moon
Subject(s): Mars (Planet)


THE LIGHTHOUSE, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The rocky ledge runs far into the sea
Last Line: "be yours to bring man nearer unto man!"
Subject(s): Lighthouses


THE MASQUE OF PANDORA: 1. THE WORKSHOP OF HEPHAESTUS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not fashioned out of gold, like hera's throne
Last Line: Thou henceforth shalt bear.
Subject(s): Holidays; Trees


THE MASQUE OF PANDORA: 2. OLYMPUS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Much must he toil who serves the immortal gods
Last Line: And holds me as a mother holds her child.


THE MASQUE OF PANDORA: 3. TOWER OF PROMETHEUS ON MOUNT CAUCASUS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I hear the trumpet of alectryon
Last Line: Bring this vision of the night!


THE MASQUE OF PANDORA: 4. THE AIR, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As lonely as the tower that he inhabits
Last Line: As rocks the bough from which a bird takes wing.


THE MASQUE OF PANDORA: 5. THE HOUSE OF EPIMETHEUS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beautiful aspiration! Go not hence!
Last Line: Shall torture its victim!


THE MASQUE OF PANDORA: 6. THE GARDEN, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yon snow-white cloud that sails sublime in ether
Last Line: Shaping their end and their aim.


THE MASQUE OF PANDORA: 7. THE HOUSE OF EPIMETHEUS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Left to myself I wander as I will
Last Line: Only hope remains behind.


THE MASQUE OF PANDORA: 8. IN THE GARDEN, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The storm is past, but it hath left behind it
Last Line: Kindled with nobler passions and desires.


THE MEETING, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: After so long an absence
Last Line: Steals over our merriest jests.
Subject(s): Friendship


THE NORMAN BARON, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In his chamber, weak and dying
Last Line: Unconsumed by moth or rust
Subject(s): History; Historians


THE OCCULTATION OF ORION, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I saw, as in a dream sublime
Last Line: "the reign of violence is o'er!"


THE OLD BRIDGE AT FLORENCE; SONNET, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Taddeo gaddi built me. I am old
Last Line: Hath leaned on me, I glory in myself.
Subject(s): Architecture & Architects; Art & Artists; Bridges; Florence, Italy; Travel; Journeys; Trips


THE OLD CLOCK ON THE STAIRS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Somewhat back from the village street
Last Line: "never -- forever!"
Subject(s): Clocks; Pittsfield, Massachusetts; Time


THE OPEN WINDOW, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The old house by the lindens
Last Line: I pressed his warm, soft hand!


THE PHANTOM SHIP, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In mather's magnalia christi, / of the old colonial time
Last Line: He had sent this ship of air.
Subject(s): Mather, Cotton (1663-1728); New Haven, Connecticut; Ships & Shipping


THE POET'S CALENDAR: APRIL, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I open wide the portals of the spring
Last Line: Upon the bull with wreathed horns I ride.
Subject(s): April


THE POET'S CALENDAR: AUGUST, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The emperor octavian, called the august
Last Line: The golden harvests as my heritage.
Subject(s): August


THE POET'S CALENDAR: DECEMBER, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Riding upon the goat, with snow-white hair
Last Line: "proclaiming ""peace on earth, good will to men."
Subject(s): December


THE POET'S CALENDAR: FEBRUARY, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am lustration; and the sea is mine!
Last Line: Without a dirge, I cleanse from every stain.
Subject(s): February


THE POET'S CALENDAR: JANUARY, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Janus am I; oldest of potentates
Last Line: My fires light up the hearths and hearts of men.
Subject(s): January


THE POET'S CALENDAR: JULY, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My emblem is the lion, and I breathe
Last Line: I am the emperor whose name I bear.
Subject(s): July


THE POET'S CALENDAR: JUNE, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Mine is the month of roses; yes, and mine
Last Line: I am the fairest daughter of the year.
Subject(s): June


THE POET'S CALENDAR: MARCH, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I martius am! Once first, and now the third!
Last Line: And drown the farms and hamlets with my rains.
Subject(s): March (Month)


THE POET'S CALENDAR: MAY, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hark! The sea-faring wild-fowl loud proclaim
Last Line: My birthplace. I am maia. I am may.
Subject(s): May (Month)


THE POET'S CALENDAR: NOVEMBER, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The centaur, sagittarius, am I
Last Line: Of mortals bring nor comfort nor delight.
Subject(s): November


THE POET'S CALENDAR: OCTOBER, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My ornaments are fruits; my garments leaves
Last Line: And mingled voices of the doves and crows.
Subject(s): October


THE POET'S CALENDAR: SEPTEMBER, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I bear the scales, where hang in equipoise
Last Line: The hunter's moon reigns empress of the night.
Subject(s): September


THE POETS; SONNET, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O ye dead poets who are living still
Last Line: Parker cleaveland


THE QUADROON GIRL, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The slaver in the broad lagoon
Last Line: In a strange and distant land!
Subject(s): African Americans - Women; Slavery; Serfs


THE RAINY DAY, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The day is cold, and dark, and dreary
Last Line: Some days must be dark and dreary.
Subject(s): Consolation; Rain


THE REAPER AND THE FLOWERS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is a reaper, whose name is death
Last Line: And took the flowers away
Subject(s): Consolation; Death; Dead, The


THE REVENGE OF RAIN-IN-THE-FACE, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In that desolate land and lone, / where the big horn and yellowstone
Last Line: In the year of a hundred years.
Subject(s): Custer, George Armstrong (1839-1876); Little Bighorn, Battle Of; Rain-in-the-face (Indian Chief); Revenge


THE ROPEWALK, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In that building, long and low
Last Line: And the spinners backward go.
Subject(s): Buildings & Builders; Rope


THE SEASIDE AND THE FIRESIDE: DEDICATION, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As one who, walking in the twilight gloom
Last Line: Nor stand as one unsought and uninvited!


THE SECRET OF THE SEA, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah! What pleasant visions haunt me
Last Line: Sends a thrilling pulse through me.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


THE SERMON OF ST. FRANCIS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Up soared the lark into the air
Last Line: The meaning of his words was clear.
Subject(s): Birds; Francis Assisi, Saint (1181-1226); Saints


THE SIFTING OF PETER, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In saint luke's gospel we are told
Last Line: No longer.
Subject(s): Devil; Religion; Sin; Satan; Mephistopheles; Lucifer; Beelzebub; Theology


THE SINGERS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: God sent his singers upon earth
Last Line: "but the most perfect harmony."
Subject(s): Singing & Singers; Songs


THE SKELETON IN ARMOR, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Speak! Speak! Thou fearful guest!
Last Line: Thus the tale ended.
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Newport, Rhode Island; Scandinavia & Scandinavians; Vikings; Vinland


THE SLAVE IN THE DISMAL SWAMP, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In dark fens of the dismal swamp / the hunted negro lay
Last Line: And struck him to the earth!
Subject(s): Slavery; Serfs


THE SLAVE SINGING AT MIDNIGHT, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Loud he sang the psalm of david!
Last Line: Breaks his dungeon-gates at night?
Subject(s): Slavery; Serfs


THE SLAVE'S DREAM, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beside the ungathered rice he lay
Last Line: Had broken and thrown away!
Subject(s): Slavery; Serfs


THE SONG OF HIAWATHA: BLESSING THE CORNFIELDS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sing, o song of hiawatha
Last Line: From their seats beneath the pine-trees!
Subject(s): Corn


THE SONG OF HIAWATHA: HIAWATHA AND MUDJEKEEWIS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Out of childhood into manhood
Last Line: Not a word of laughing water.
Subject(s): Native Americans - Children


THE SONG OF HIAWATHA: HIAWATHA AND THE PEARL-FEATHER, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On the shores of gitche gumee
Last Line: Shared it equally among them.
Subject(s): War


THE SONG OF HIAWATHA: HIAWATHA'S CHILDHOOD, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Downward through the evening twilight
Last Line: Called him loon-heart, mahn-go-taysee!


THE SONG OF HIAWATHA: HIAWATHA'S DEPARTURE, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: By the shore of gitche gumee
Last Line: To the land of the hereafter!
Subject(s): Farewell; Parting


THE SONG OF HIAWATHA: HIAWATHA'S FASTING, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You shall hear how hiawatha
Last Line: This new gift of the great spirit.
Variant Title(s): The Legend Of The Cornstalk
Subject(s): Fasts & Feasts


THE SONG OF HIAWATHA: HIAWATHA'S FISHING, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Forth upon the gitche gumee
Last Line: But the skeleton of nahma.
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing; Anglers


THE SONG OF HIAWATHA: HIAWATHA'S FRIENDS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Two good friends had hiawatha
Last Line: How the tribes of men might prosper.
Subject(s): Friendship


THE SONG OF HIAWATHA: HIAWATHA'S LAMENTATION, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In those days the evil spirits
Last Line: All the sacred art of healing.
Subject(s): Disease; Lament


THE SONG OF HIAWATHA: HIAWATHA'S SAILING, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Give me of your bark, o birch-tree!
Last Line: To the bay of taquamenaw.
Variant Title(s): The Birch Canoe;building Of The Canoe
Subject(s): Canoes & Canoeing; Sailing & Sailors; Seamen; Sails


THE SONG OF HIAWATHA: HIAWATHA'S WEDDING FEAST, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You shall hear how pau-puk-keewis
Last Line: "from the evening star descending."
Subject(s): Love - Marital; Marriage; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE SONG OF HIAWATHA: HIAWATHA'S WOOING, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As unto the bow the cord is
Last Line: In the land of handsome women.
Subject(s): Courtship


THE SONG OF HIAWATHA: INTRODUCTION, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Should you ask me
Last Line: Read this song of hiawatha!


THE SONG OF HIAWATHA: PAU-PUK-KEEWIS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You shall hear how pau-puk-keewis
Last Line: "tidings send to hiawatha!"


THE SONG OF HIAWATHA: PICTURE-WRITING, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In those days said hiawatha
Last Line: On the grave-posts of the village.
Subject(s): Native Americans - Languages; Writing & Writers


THE SONG OF HIAWATHA: THE DEATH OF KWASIND, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Far and wide among the nations
Last Line: "he is gathering in his fire-wood!"
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


THE SONG OF HIAWATHA: THE FAMINE, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh the long and dreary winter!
Last Line: "to the land of the hereafter!"
Subject(s): Famine


THE SONG OF HIAWATHA: THE FOUR WINDS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Honor be to mudjekeewis!'
Last Line: Kept the mighty mudjekeewis.
Subject(s): Wind


THE SONG OF HIAWATHA: THE GHOSTS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Never stoops the soaring vulture
Last Line: From the land of the hereafter.
Subject(s): Ghosts; Supernatural


THE SONG OF HIAWATHA: THE HUNTING OF PAU-PUK-KEEWIS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Full of wrath was hiawatha
Last Line: "he is gathering in his harvest!"
Subject(s): Anger


THE SONG OF HIAWATHA: THE PEACE-PIPE, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On the mountains of the prairie
Last Line: The pukwana of the peace-pipe!


THE SONG OF HIAWATHA: THE SON OF THE EVENING STAR, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Can it be the sun descending
Last Line: With the night and minnehaha.
Subject(s): Evening Star; Happiness; Joy; Delight


THE SONG OF HIAWATHA: THE WHITE MAN'S FOOT, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In his lodge beside a river
Last Line: "like the withered leaves of autumn!"
Variant Title(s): Winter And Spring


THE SOUND OF THE SEA; SONNET, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sea awoke at midnight from its sleep
Last Line: Of things beyond our reason or control.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


THE SPANISH STUDENT, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You were not at the play to-night, don carlos
Last Line: (the shot is returned. Bartolome falls).


THE SPIRIT OF POETRY, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is a quiet spirit in these woods
Last Line: Heard in the still night, with its passionate cadence.
Subject(s): Holidays; Poetry & Poets; Trees


THE THREE KINGS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Three kings came riding from far away, / melchior and gaspar and baltasar
Last Line: And returned to their homes by another way.
Subject(s): Bible; Christmas; Magi; Religion; Nativity, The; Theology


THE THREE SILENCES OF MOLINOS; TO JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Three silences there are: the first of speech
Last Line: And speakest only when thy soul is stirred!


THE TIDES; SONNET, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I saw the long line of the vacant shore
Last Line: As youth, and beautiful as youth, upbore me.


THE TWO ANGELS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Two angels, one of life and one of death
Last Line: Against his messengers to shut the door?
Subject(s): Angels; Immortality


THE TWO RIVERS: 1; SONNET, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Slowly the hour-hand of the clock moves round
Last Line: One to the land of darkness and of dreams!


THE TWO RIVERS: 2; SONNET, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O river of yesterday, with current swift
Last Line: Will be the right, unless myself be wrong.


THE TWO RIVERS: 3; SONNET, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yet not in vain, o river of yesterday
Last Line: Were our good angels,--these I owe to thee.


THE TWO RIVERS: 4; SONNET, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And thou, o river of to-morrow, flowing
Last Line: Grope in the dark for what the day will bring.


THE VILLAGE BLACKSMITH, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Under a spreading chestnut-tree
Last Line: Each burning deed and thought!
Subject(s): Blacksmiths; Cambridge, Massachusetts; Home; Labor & Laborers; Work; Workers


THE WARDEN OF THE CINQUE PORTS (THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON), by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A mist was driving down the british channel
Last Line: That a great man was dead.
Subject(s): Wellesley, Arthur (1769-1852); Wellington, Duke Of


THE WARNING, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beware! The israelite of old, who tore
Last Line: A shapeless mass of wreck and rubbish lies.
Subject(s): Bible; Religion; Samson; Theology


THE WHITE CZAR (PETER THE GREAT), by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dost thou see on the rampart's height
Last Line: "batyushka! Gosudar!"
Subject(s): Peter I, Czar Of Russia (1672-1725); Russia; Peter The Great; Soviet Union; Russians


THE WIND OVER THE CHIMNEY, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: See, the fire is sinking low
Last Line: "is the prize the vanquished gain."


THE WINDMILL, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Behold! A giant am I!
Last Line: And all is peace within.
Subject(s): Windmills


THE WITNESSES, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In ocean's wide domains
Last Line: "we are the witnesses!"


THE WRECK OF THE HESPERUS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It was the schooner hesperus, / that sailed the wintry sea
Last Line: On the reef of norman's woe!
Subject(s): Disasters; Gloucester, Massachusetts; Sea; Shipwrecks; Ocean


THERE WAS A LITTLE GIRL, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


THERE WAS A LITTLE GIRL, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography


THEY THAT DIE IN THE LORD, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A little boy is bringing some sticks of wood up the stairs
Last Line: The beauty of expectancy and love.
Subject(s): Children; Solitude; Childhood; Loneliness


THREE FRIENDS OF MINE: 1; SONNET, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When I remember them, those friends of mine
Last Line: Of their dear presence, and, remembering, smile.


THREE FRIENDS OF MINE: 2; SONNET, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In attica thy birthplace should have been
Last Line: That thou shouldst die before thou hadst grown old!
Variant Title(s): Felton And Sumner
Subject(s): Cambridge, Massachusetts


THREE FRIENDS OF MINE: 3; SONNET, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I stand again on the familiar shore
Last Line: Why art thou silent? Why shouldst thou be dead?
Variant Title(s): Agassiz
Subject(s): Agassiz, Louis (1807-1873); Science; Scientists


THREE FRIENDS OF MINE: 4; SONNET, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: River, that stealest with silent pace
Last Line: To cover up the embers that still burn.
Variant Title(s): Felton And Sumner
Subject(s): Cambridge, Massachusetts


THREE FRIENDS OF MINE: 5; SONNET, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The doors are all wide open; at the gate
Last Line: And summer is not summer, nor can be.
Variant Title(s): Felton And Sumner
Subject(s): Cambridge, Massachusetts


TO A CHILD, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear child! How radiant on thy mother's knee
Last Line: And burns to ashes in the skies.
Subject(s): Children; Childhood


TO AN OLD DANISH SONG-BOOK, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Welcome, my old friend, / welcome to a foreign fireside
Last Line: Youth and travel.


TO THE DRIVING CLOUD, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gloomy and dark art thou, o chief of the mighty omahas
Last Line: Drifts evermore to the west the scanty smokes of thy wigwams!
Subject(s): Native Americans; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


TO THE RIVER CHARLES, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: River! That in silence windest
Last Line: Take this idle song from me.
Variant Title(s): To The Silent River
Subject(s): Charles River, Massachusetts; Rivers


TO THE RIVER RHONE; SONNET, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou royal river, born of sun and shower
Last Line: And fleets attend thy progress to the sea!
Subject(s): Rhone (River)


TO THE RIVER YVETTE, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O lovely river of yvette
Last Line: That here a wandering poet sings.


TO WILLIAM E. CHANNING, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The pages of thy book I read
Last Line: This dread apocalypse!
Subject(s): Channing, William Ellery (1780-1842); Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Antislavery Movement - United States


TO-MORROW, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis late at night, and in the realm of sleep
Last Line: "god hath already said what shall betide."


TRAVELS BY THE FIRESIDE, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The ceaseless rain is falling fast
Last Line: Better than with mine own.
Subject(s): Books; Reading


TWILIGHT, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The twilight is sad and cloudy
Last Line: Drive the colour from her cheek?
Subject(s): Absence; Children; Dusk; Sea; Separation; Isolation; Childhood; Ocean


ULTIMA THULE: BAYARD TAYLOR, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dead he lay among his books
Last Line: The peace of god in all thy looks!
Subject(s): Taylor, Bayard (1825-1878); United States - History


ULTIMA THULE: DEDICATION, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With favoring winds, o'er sunlit seas
Last Line: From the unending, endless quest.
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


ULTIMA THULE: ELEGIAC, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dark is the morning with mist; in the narrow
Last Line: Held by the chains of love, held by the anchors of trust!


ULTIMA THULE: FROM MY ARM-CHAIR, TO CHILDREN OF CAMBRIDGE, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Am I a king, that I should call my own
Last Line: Blossom again in song.
Variant Title(s): From My Arm-chair


ULTIMA THULE: HELEN OF TYRE, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What phantom is this that appears
Last Line: A name upon men's lips.


ULTIMA THULE: JUGURTHA, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How cold are thy baths, apollo!
Last Line: How cold are thy baths, apollo!


ULTIMA THULE: L'ENVOI. THE POET AND HIS SONGS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As the birds come in the spring
Last Line: "when the angel says: ""write!"


ULTIMA THULE: MY CATHEDRAL, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Like two cathedral towers these stately pines
Last Line: And learn there may be worship with out words.
Subject(s): Animals; Pine Trees


ULTIMA THULE: NIGHT, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Into the darkness and the hush of night
Last Line: And lo! The ideal, hidden beneath, revives.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


ULTIMA THULE: OLD ST. DAVID'S AT RADNOR, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What an image of peace and rest
Last Line: In an eddy of wind, is the anchored soul.


ULTIMA THULE: ROBERT BURNS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I see amid the fields of ayr
Last Line: Dear guest and ghost!
Subject(s): Burns, Robert (1759-1796); Poetry & Poets


ULTIMA THULE: THE BURIAL OF THE POET; RICHARD HENRY DANA, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the old churchyard of his native town
Last Line: Mysterious and triumphant signs are these.
Subject(s): Dana, Richard Henry (1815-1882); Funerals; Burials


ULTIMA THULE: THE CHAMBER OVER THE GATE, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is it so far from thee
Last Line: "o absalom, my son!"
Subject(s): Jews; Judaism


ULTIMA THULE: THE IRON PEN, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I thought this pen would arise
Last Line: On the leaves of an aged tree.


ULTIMA THULE: THE TIDE RISES, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The tide rises, the tide falls
Last Line: And the tide rises, the tide falls.
Subject(s): Sea; Tides; Ocean


VENICE; SONNET, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: White swan of cities, slumbering in thy nest
Last Line: In air their unsubstantial masonry.
Subject(s): Architecture & Architects; Venice, Italy


VICTOR AND VANQUISHED, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As one who long hath fled with panting breath
Last Line: The vanquished here is victor of the field.


VICTOR GALBRAITH, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Under the walls of monterey
Last Line: "of victor galbraith!"
Subject(s): Capital Punishment; Galbraith, Victor; Military Justice; Monterey, Mexico; United States - Mexican War (1846-1848); Hanging; Executions; Death Penalty; Courts Martial


VITTORIA COLONNA, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once more, once more, inarime
Last Line: But not the memory of her love.
Variant Title(s): Inarime


VOICES OF THE NIGHT: PRELUDE, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Pleasant it was, when woods were green
Last Line: "be these henceforth thy theme."
Subject(s): Trees


VOX POPULI, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When mazarvan the magician / journeyed westward through cathay
Last Line: Where badoura is unknown.
Subject(s): Public Opinion


WALTER VON DE VOGELWEID, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Vogelweid the minnesinger, / when he left this world of ours
Last Line: And the name of vogelweid.
Subject(s): Animals; Walther Von Der Vogelweide (1170-1230)


WAPENTAKE; TO ALFRED TENNYSON, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Poet! I come to touch thy lance with mine
Last Line: For thy allegiance to the poet's art.
Subject(s): Tennyson, Alfred (1809-1892); Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron


WEARINESS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O little feet! That such long years
Last Line: How lurid looks this soul of mine!
Subject(s): Weariness; Fatigue


WOODS IN WINTER, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When winter winds are piercing chill
Last Line: I listen, and it cheers me long.
Subject(s): Forests; Winter; Woods


WOODSTOCK PARK; SONNET, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here in a little rustic hermitage / alfred the saxon king, alfred the great
Last Line: Their glory shall inherit and prolong?