Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | August 25, 2008

POEM OF THE DAY: The Arrow and the Song

by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 – 1882).

 

The Arrow and the Song

 

I shot an arrow into the air,

It fell to earth, I knew not where;

For, so swiftly it flew, the sight

Could not follow it in its flight.

 

I breathed a song into the air,                             5

It fell to earth, I knew not where;

For who has sight so keen and strong,

That it can follow the flight of song?

 

Long, long afterward, in an oak

I found the arrow, still unbroke;                       10

And the song, from beginning to end,

I found again in the heart of a friend.

 

Notes:

http://www.nps.gov/long/

http://www.hwlongfellow.org/


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