Arrow and the Song

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807—1882) American poet


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Poem by Longfellow, published in The Belfry of Bruges and Other Poems (1845). In three quatrains of four-stress iambic lines, the poet likens his art to the shooting of arrows into the air. As he finds an arrow imbeded in an oak, long after losing it, so it is with his song, which “… from beginning to end, I found again in the heart of a friend.”

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