Poem of the Week: “A Psalm of Life”

Please forgive my negligence inΒ updating this series and enjoy this poem by Longfellow: “A Psalm of Life” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Tell me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream! For the soul is dead that slumbers, And things are not what they seem. Life is real! Life is earnest! And theContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “A Psalm of Life””

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Poem of the Week: “Hymn to the Night”

“Hymn to the Night” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow I heard the trailing garments of the Night Sweep through her marble halls! I saw her sable skirts all fringed with light From the celestial walls! I felt her presence, by its spell of might, Stoop o’er me from above; The calm, majestic presence of the Night,Continue reading “Poem of the Week: “Hymn to the Night””

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“A Voice, a Chime, a Chant Sublime”

If you don’t have presents to wrap/buy or lights to string right now, I thought I’d show you this little poem someone wrote about Christmas many years ago. It’s “Christmas Bells” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. It’s been a favorite of mine for a while just because the words are so beautiful (the title of thisContinue reading ““A Voice, a Chime, a Chant Sublime””

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