The song and the arrow

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the song and the arrow

The Arrow and the Song by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I shot an arrow into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For, so swiftly it flew, the sight
Could not follow it in its flight.

I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song?

Long, long afterward, in an oak
I found the arrow, still unbroke;
And the song, from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.

That, above, is the entire poem.

What a short sweet read. I just love arrows and the connotations of arrows - and I love how the poet linked it to song and friend.
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Published 28.12.2018

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Born in Portland, Maine, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow displayed an interest in linguistics at an early age, eventually teaching modern languages at Harvard. His idealistic poetry struck a chord with a young country sharply divided over slavery. Not indolence, nor pleasure, nor the fret To the others, it was like, I suppose, something else. Not that it—speech—lay thick on the In the town of frijoles, boys beat on hollow pots, the last wiping of their sides with a piece of tortilla as holy a moment The heart, the surgeon says, does not reveal the small rifts, the hairline cracks which split the hairline cracks they conceal cops and robbers in a stretch of skin flaunting star-scars with show of blood bone the ledges of what it holds tight in checkmate moves

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