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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.


AH! WHEN THE INFINITE BURDEN OF LIFE DESCENDETH UPON, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography


AH, ME! HOW DARK THE DISCIPLINE OF PAIN, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography


AJAX, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: The prayer of ajax was for light


ALL COMMON THINGS, EACH DAY'S EVENTS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography


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


AMERICA, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: My country, 'tis of thee
Subject(s): Religion


AN OLD SONG BY NEW SINGERS: 'MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB': 3. LONGFELLOW, by A. C. WILKIE    Poem Text            
First Line: Fair the daughter known as mary
Last Line: Her pet lambkin following with her.
Subject(s): Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (1807-1882)


AND IN HASTE THE REFLUENT OCEAN, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea


APRIL, by SAMUEL LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: Again has come the springtime
Subject(s): Nature


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


ARE THERE NONE TO DIE FOR ISRAEL?, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography


AS I LOOK ON YOU / MY HEART GROWS LIGHTER, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography


AS THE BIRDS COME TO THE SPRING, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: As the birds come to the spring,
Last Line: To the vast unknown


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


BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the lord
Last Line: While god is marching on
Subject(s): American Civil War; U.s. - History


BATTLE OF OUR LIFE IS BRIEF, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography


BE NOBLE IN EVERY THOUGHT, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography


BECALMED, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: Becalmed upon the sea of thought
Last Line: Its motion and its mystery!


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


BENEATH THE SHADOW OF THE CROSS, by SAMUEL LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography


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)


CHILDHOOD, by JENS IMMANUEL BAGGESEN    Poem Text            
First Line: There was a time when I was very small
Last Line: (h. W. Longfellow)
Subject(s): Childhood Memories; Old Age


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, SELS., by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Religion


CHRISTUS; A MYSTERY: 1. THE DIVINE TRAGEDY, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: Why dost thou bear me aloft
Last Line: Who preaches otherwise than this, %betrays his master with a kiss


CHRISTUS; A MYSTERY: 2. THE GOLDEN LEGEND, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: Hasten! Hasten! %o ye spirits
Last Line: And labors for some good %by us not understood
Subject(s): Mary. Mother Of Jesus; Women - Bible


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


CHRISTUS; A MYSTERY: 3. THE NEW ENGLAND TRAGEDIES: JOHN ENDICOTT, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: To-night we strive to read, as we may best
Last Line: Courageous heart! Forever rest in peace
Variant Title(s): Christus: 3. The New England Tragedies: John Endicot
Subject(s): Endicott, John (1588-1655); Social Protest


CHRISTUS; A MYSTERY: 3. THE NEW ENGLAND TRAGEDIES: MARTIN LUTHER, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: Our god, a tower of strength is he
Last Line: And choral chant of victory
Subject(s): Luther, Martin (1483-1546)


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!


CHURCH UNIVERSAL, by SAMUEL LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: One holy church of god appears
Last Line: With bread of life earth's hunger feed; %redeem the evil time!
Subject(s): Churches; Religion


COME BACK! YE FRIENDS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: I cannot sleep! My fevered brain
Subject(s): Friendship


COPLAS DE MANRIQUE, SELS., by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: To one alone my thoughts arise
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


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.


DEPARTURE FROM BRATTLE STREET, by DENISE LOW               
First Line: Fanny longfellow spent her last morning
Last Line: Until it reached a core of light %always there, waiting to be set free


DER WRECK OF DER HEZBERUS' BEFORE LONGFELLOW, by ESSE PHOSTER               
First Line: It vas der goot schkiff hezberus


DISASTERS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: Disasters come not singly


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.


DO THY DUTY, THAT IS BEST, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography


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


EARTH, WITH HER THOUSAND VOICES, PRAISES GOD, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: When first, in ancient time, from jubal's


ELEGIAC VERSE, SELS., by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography


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!


ETERNAL WORD, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: In the beginning was the word
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


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


EXILE OF THE ACADIANS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: So passed the mroning away. And lo! With a summons


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


FOE WITHIN, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Religion


FOLLOW ME, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: And him evermore I beheld
Last Line: From the centuries that are gone, %to the centuries that shall be
Subject(s): Easter; Holidays; Jesus Christ; Religion


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


FOR THE STRUCTURE THAT WE RAISE, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography


FOUR BY THE CLOCK, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: Four by the clock! And yet not day
Last Line: Is the only sound that comes to me


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.


FRANCISCO DE MEDRANO, SELS., by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography


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


GLEN ELLIS FALLS, by SAMUEL LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: Called by a power they must obey


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 OF THE EARTH, THE SKY, THE SEA, by SAMUEL LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
Last Line: The in-dwelling god, proclaimed of old
Subject(s): Religion


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


GOLDEN SUNSET, by SAMUEL LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: The golden sea its mirror spreads


HANGING OF THE CRANE, SELS., by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography


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


HE THAT DOETH THE WILL,' FR. CHRISTUS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: From all vain pomps and shows
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW, by WILLIAM WETMORE STORY                Poet's Biography
First Line: A pure sweet, spirit, generous and large
Subject(s): Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (1807-1882); U.s. - History


HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW; IN MEMORIAM, by HENRY AUSTIN DOBSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not to be tuneless in old age!' / ah, surely blest his pilgrimage
Last Line: By charles' or thamis' wave.
Alternate Author Name(s): Dobson, Austin
Subject(s): Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (1807-1882); Writing & Writers


HENRY WADSWOTH LONGFELLOW, by ANN STRUTHERS               
First Line: Henry wadswoth longfellow and fanny appleton
Subject(s): Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (1807-1882)


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.


HIAWATHA, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: This poem is much too long
Last Line: Paperback, the humorous %verse of lewis carroll


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


HOMAGE TO LONGFELLOW, by JAMES SIMMONS               
First Line: By this faintly glittering waters
Last Line: This is my chance, and I'll take it.'


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


HONOR TO THOSE WHOSE WORDS OR DEEDS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography


HOW BEAUTIFUL IS YOUTH! HOW BRIGHT IT GLEAMS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography


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 OF WINTER, by SAMUEL LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis winter now: the fallen snow


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


IF: IF MISS EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY HAD WRITTEN MR. LONGFELLOW'S ..., by FRANKLIN PIERCE ADAMS                Poet's Biography
First Line: The day is dark and dreary
Last Line: About a billion times
Alternate Author Name(s): F. P. A.
Subject(s): Poetry And Poets


IF: IF MR. LONGFELLOW HAD WRITTEN MISS MILLAY'S, by FRANKLIN PIERCE ADAMS                Poet's Biography
First Line: My candle burns at both ends
Last Line: That burns at both its ends
Alternate Author Name(s): F. P. A.


IN MEMORIAM: LONGFELLOW DEAD, by PAUL HAMILTON HAYNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ay, it is well! Crush back your selfish tears
Last Line: To feel once more his clasp of human love!
Subject(s): Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (1807-1882)


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.


INDIAN HUNTER, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: When the summer harvest was gathered in


INSPIRATION, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: Should you ask where nawadaha
Subject(s): Country Life


IRIS: MESSAGE, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou art the iris, fair among the fairest
Last Line: The world more fair and sweet
Subject(s): Flowers


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


ITALIAN SCENERY, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: Night rests in beauty on mont alto
Subject(s): Travel


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


LEGEND BEAUTIFUL, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: In his chamber all alone


LET WAR'S TEMPESTS CEASE, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord, let war's tempests cease


LONGFELLOW, by THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH                Poet's Biography
First Line: Above his grave the grass and snow
Subject(s): Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (1807-1882); U.s. - History


LONGFELLOW, by CRAVEN LANGSTROTH BETTS                Poet's Biography
First Line: The new world's sweetest singer! Time may ...
Subject(s): Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (1807-1882)


LONGFELLOW, by HENRY CUYLER BUNNER                Poet's Biography
First Line: Poet, whose sunny span of fruitful years


LONGFELLOW, by CHRISTOPHER PEARSE CRANCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Across the sea the swift sad message darts
Last Line: Of aspiration human and divine.
Subject(s): Death; Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (1807-1882); Poetry & Poets; Sea; Spring; Dead, The; Ocean


LONGFELLOW, by HENRY AUSTIN DOBSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And his old age made beautiful with song'
Last Line: A stainless fount, -- the truest hippocrene.
Alternate Author Name(s): Dobson, Austin
Subject(s): Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (1807-1882)


LONGFELLOW, by HENRIETTA CORDELIA RAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The 'psalm of life' for thee is o'er
Last Line: Still sweeter rev'rence give to thee?
Alternate Author Name(s): Ray, Cordelia
Subject(s): Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (1807-1882)


LONGFELLOW, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The winds have talked with him confidingly
Last Line: Of nature's voice he sings -- and will alway.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (1807-1882); Nature; Poetry & Poets; Singing & Singers; Wind; Songs


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)


LONGFELLOW (2), by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O gentlest kinsman of humanity
Last Line: Of common human need of kindliness.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Death; Hearts; Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (1807-1882); Love; Dead, The


LONGFELLOW PARK, AUGUST, by GAIL MAZUR                Poet's Biography
First Line: The day is so heavy movement


LONGFELLOW'S LOVE FOR THE CHILDREN, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Awake, he loved their voices
Last Line: Was the sweetest for him to hear.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Children; Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (1807-1882); Love; Childhood


LONGFELLOW'S MINNESOTA, by GERTRUDE OLSON               
First Line: Northward rise the endless forests


LONGFELLOW'S VISIT TO VENICE, by JOHN BETJEMAN                Poet's Biography
First Line: Near the celebrated lido where the breeze is fresh and free
Last Line: Are melodiously mingled in my warm new england breast
Subject(s): Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (1807-1882); Venice, Italy


LONGFELLOW-EVANGELINE COMMEMORATIVE AREA, ST. MARTINSVIL, by MOLLY TENENBAUM               
First Line: Neither longfellow nor evangeline were there
Last Line: It could bring us %to a house like this-takes one twist %andis out, in a snap


LOOKING UNTO GOD, by SAMUEL LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: I look to thee in every need
Variant Title(s): The Christian Lif


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.


LOVE, by SAMUEL LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: To love and seek return


LOVE AND BELIEVE: FOR WORKS WILL FOLLOW SPONTANEOUS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography


LULLABY OF NOKOMIS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: Ewa-yea! My little owlet!'


LUTHER IN THE WARTBURG, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: Safe in the wartburg tower I stand


LYRE INVENTED BY PYTHAGORAS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: As great pythagoras of yore


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


MANUSCRIPTS OF GOD, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: And nature, the old nurse, took
Last Line: And read what is still unread %in the manuscripts of god
Subject(s): Religion


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, SELS., by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564)


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)


MIRRORS, by HERBERT H. LONGFELLOW    Poem Text            
First Line: I am told that beauty is a reflection
Last Line: I am looking at a mirror and a reflection.
Subject(s): Beauty; Mirrors; Old Age; Women; Youth


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


MR, LONGFELLOW AND HIS BOY, by CARL SANDBURG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Mr, longfellow, henry wadsworth longfellow, the harvard professors
Subject(s): Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (1807-1882); Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)


MR. FINNEY'S TURNIP, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: Mr. Finney had a turnip


MRS. LONGFELLOW'S DEATH, by DORIS BETTS               
First Line: This is what really occurred
Last Line: Refined from the great blazing poem that she died


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


NEARING THE END, by SAMUEL LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: The voyage draws near its end; the westering sun


NOEL, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: Quand les astres de noel
Last Line: Bons amis, %respectez mon agassiz


NOVEMBER, by SAMUEL LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: The dead leaves their rich mosaics
Variant Title(s): From Mire To Blosso
Subject(s): Nature


NUN OF NIDAROS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: In the convent of dronthein
Subject(s): Nuns


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.


OH, STILL IN ACCENTS SWEET AND STRONG, by SAMUEL LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography


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.


ON A FLYLEAF OF LONGFELLOW'S POEMS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hushed now the sweet consoling tongue
Last Line: Shall brighten in a holier beam.
Subject(s): Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (1807-1882)


ON LONGFELLOW'S DEATH, by WILLIAM WATSON                Poet's Biography
First Line: Today a singer is dead whose silence grieves
Alternate Author Name(s): Watson, John William


ON THE DEATH OF LONGFELLOW, by KENNETH MCLACHLAN    Poem Text            
First Line: Thy end hath come! An end will come to all
Last Line: The song that's never mute, and evermore shall be.
Subject(s): Death; Poetry & Poets; Dead, The


ONLY THROUGH SUFFERING ARE WE RECONCILED, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography


ONLY YOUR LOVE AND REMEMBRANCE COULD, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
Last Line: And make these branches, leafless now so long, %blossom again in song
Subject(s): Chairs; Trees


OTHER HOPE HAD SHE NONE, NOR WISH IN LIFE, BUT TO FOLLOW, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography


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


PAUL REVERE SPEAKS, by MYRA COHN LIVINGSTON               
First Line: Yes, %longfellow wrote about me
Last Line: Remembered by that only his hands can make
Subject(s): United States


PEACE ON EARTH, by SAMUEL LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: Peace, peace on earth! The heart of man forever
Subject(s): Patriotism


PEACE THROUGH PRAYER, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Religion


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.


PERSONAL SONNET: TO HENRY W. LONGFELLOW, by PAUL HAMILTON HAYNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I think earth's noblest, most pathetic sight
Last Line: Let golden dreams ascend, and thoughts of fire!
Subject(s): Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (1807-1882)


PINES AND HEMLOCKS, by JOHN PECK               
First Line: In longfellow's corridor, a plaster zeus
Last Line: The homes, the rooflines shine, and it is not yet %more than right abundance, nor need it be more


POOR SAD HUMANITY, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography


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)


PRISCILLA'S WEDDING, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: There was the wedding morn of priscilla, the puritan maiden


PROCLIVIOR (VARIATION ON LONGFELLOW'S EXCELSIOR), by UNKNOWN               
First Line: The shades of night were falling fast
Subject(s): Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (1807-1882)


PROJECT FOR AN AESTHETIC SUB-TITLE: MOONLIGHT OF A MAN, by ARCHIBALD MACLEISH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Mr. And mrs. Longfellow little who
Alternate Author Name(s): Fleming, Archibald
Subject(s): Picasso, Pablo (1881-1973); Paintings & Painters; Taste (esthetics)


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!


PSALM OF LIFE, SELS., by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography


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


RESURGAT, by HERBERT H. LONGFELLOW    Poem Text            
First Line: All the morning I have been peering at a flower
Last Line: I will give everything to the wind.
Subject(s): Flowers


RETURN OF SPRING, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: Now time throws off his cloak again
Subject(s): Holidays; Trees


SAGA OF KING OLAF, SELS., by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography


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


SLAVE-HUNTERS ARE IN BOSTON, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Dirty work for a country that is so loud about freedom as ours!
Subject(s): Slavery; Social Protest


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


SO, WHEN A GOOD MAN DIES, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography


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.


SONG OF HIAWATHA, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: Should you ask me, whence these stories?
Last Line: To the land of the hereafter
Subject(s): Animals; Canoes And Canoeing; Native Americans; Religion


SONG OF THE BIRD, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: The rivers rush into the sea'


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


SONS, by ISABELLA BRYANS LONGFELLOW    Poem Text            
First Line: She did not love one son the more
Last Line: In whom her love was satisfied.
Subject(s): Sons


SPAGHETTI STAIN: A TRAGEDY IN SIX SEENS: 2. BY HENRY W. LONGFELLOW, by ROBERT N. FEINSTEIN               
First Line: In the house of antipasto
Last Line: Never wear white blouse for pasta!


SPANISH GYPSY, SELS., by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography


SPRING, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: In all climates spring is beautiful
Subject(s): Holidays; Trees


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


STORY OF THE MONK FELIX, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: One morning, all alone


STUDY YOURSELVES, AND MOST OF ALL NOTE WELL, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography


SUMMER DAYS ARE COME AGAIN, by SAMUEL LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
Last Line: For summer joy in field and wood %we lift our song to him
Subject(s): Religion


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!


TAKE YOUR CHOICE: AS LONGFELLOW WROTE IT, by BERTON BRALEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There was a little girl
Last Line: But when she was bad she was horrid.
Subject(s): Girls; Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (1807-1882)


TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN (COMPLETE), by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: One autumn night, in sudbury town
Last Line: Look up upon them from below
Subject(s): Religion


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 ANSWER, by ISABELLA BRYANS LONGFELLOW    Poem Text            
First Line: Dear god,' she used to pray ...
Last Line: The kindest mirror ever woman knew.
Subject(s): Prayer


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 FISHERS, by HERBERT H. LONGFELLOW    Poem Text            
First Line: We spread our nets to mend them
Last Line: "god found and leaves us few."
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing; Anglers


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 KING'S HORSES, by HERBERT H. LONGFELLOW    Poem Text            
First Line: I have been thinking about the sensibilities of a word
Last Line: I must wait.
Subject(s): Language; Words; Vocabulary


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 MOUNTAINS OF BERNE, by SAMUEL LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I turn the pages and recall
Last Line: The colors which the soul holds fast!
Variant Title(s): A Swiss Guide-book
Subject(s): Alps; Mountains; Switzerland; Hills; Downs (great Britain); Swiss


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 ARE TWO ANGELS, THAT ATTEND UNSEEN, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography


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


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY, by SAMUEL LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: Out of the dark the circling sphere
Subject(s): Religion


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 A DAUGHTER ON HER MARRIAGE, by SAMUEL LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: Be happy now with him, and love him who loves
Subject(s): Love


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 H. W. LONGFELLOW; BEFORE HIS DEPARTURE TO EUROPE, by OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Our poet, who has taught the western breeze
Last Line: The proudest, fondest love thou leavest still behind!
Subject(s): Farewell; Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (1807-1882); Parting


TO HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW; ON HIS BIRTHDAY, 27 FEB. 1867, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I need not praise the sweetness of his song
Last Line: Whose choicest verse is harsher-toned than he.
Subject(s): Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (1807-1882)


TO JAMES E. HEWITT, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: I have had the pleasure of receiving the specimen of your translation
Last Line: The work. Form is so much in poetry!


TO LONGFELLOW (ON HEARING HE WAS ILL), by PAUL HAMILTON HAYNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O thou, whose potent genius
Last Line: Grace, sweetness, power and magnanimity!
Subject(s): Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (1807-1882)


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 MEMORY OF MY FRIEND HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW, by CHARLOTTE FISKE BATES                Poet's Biography
First Line: Thy name, o poet, shall go soundly on
Alternate Author Name(s): Roge, Mme.


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."


TOO LATE, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: It is too late! Ah, nothing is too late


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


TRIUMPH OF BACCHUS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: Fauns with youthful bacchus follow


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 (COMPLETE), by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography


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


VARIATIONS ON A STANZA BY LONGFELLOW, by PAUL KANE               
First Line: The frost has descended, %the harvest is ended, %as morning shimmers
Last Line: The blade of dismay %cuts to the bone


VENETIAN GONDOLIER, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: Here rest the weary oar! - soft airs
Subject(s): Travel


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


VESPER HYMN, by SAMUEL LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now on land and sea descending
Last Line: Shining in the spirit's skies.
Subject(s): Worship


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


WITH APOLOGIES TO LONGFELLOW, by RUTH VICTORIA HALL LEIH               
First Line: It was not under the spreading chestnut tree
Last Line: A sigh of relief for a job well done


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?


YOU CALL THEM THIEVES AND PILLAGERS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW                Poet's Biography