The Arrow And The Song

The Arrow And The Song By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow! Henry Wadsworth Longfellow lived from 1807-1882. During this time, he traveled a lot and realized a range of languages. In this poem, Longfellow compares the arrow to life, and the songs are in contrast to feelings. Even even though songs (feelings) are unseen, they are nevertheless real.

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,
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.

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