Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Poems

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (February 27, 1807 March 24, 1882) was an American poet whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", "A Psalm of Life", "The Song of Hiawatha", "Evangeline", and "Christmas Bells". He also wrote the first American translation of Dante Alighieri's "Divine Comedy" and was one of the five members of the group known as the Fireside Poets. Longfellow was born and raised in the region of Portland, Maine. He attended university at an early age at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. After several journeys overseas, Longfellow settled for the last forty-five years of his life in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

my lost youth
 
 
Often I think of the beautiful town
That is seated by the sea;
Often in thought go up and ... [read poem]
aftermath
 
 
When the summer fields are mown,
When the birds are fledged and flown,
And the dry lea... [read poem]
the diatonic dittymunch
 
 
The Diatonic Dittymunch plucked music from the air,
He swallowed scores of symphonies and still... [read poem]
matthew arnold on hearing him read his poems in boston
 
 
A stranger, schooled to gentle arts,
He stept before the curious throng;
His path into... [read poem]
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