Holidays Short Poem By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow! Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an American poet who lived from 1807-1882. He skilled tragedy in his existence with the sudden death of two wives. In this poem, he indicates that we all have distinct moments in our lives that we celebrate, and they come to be our very own private holidays.
Holidays Short Poem
The holiest of all holidays are those
Kept by ourselves in silence and apart;
The secret anniversaries of the heart,
When the full river of feeling overflows;–
The happy days unclouded to their close;
The sudden joys that out of darkness start
As flames from ashes; swift desires that dart
Like swallows singing down each wind that blows!
White as the gleam of a receding sail,
White as a cloud that floats and fades in air,
White as the whitest lily on a stream,
These tender memories are;–a fairy tale
Of some enchanted land we know not where,
But lovely as a landscape in a dream.
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