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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


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.





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