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My Lost Youth


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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807—1882) American poet

 

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Poem by Longfellow, published in 1855 and collected in The Courtship of Miles Standish (1858). In nine-line stanzas, whose meter is reminiscent of ballad measure, the lyric recalls the author's youth in Portland, Me. Each stanza ends with the refrain of a Lapland song: “A boy's will is the wind's will, And the thoughts of youth are long, long thoughts.” The title of Frost's collection A Boy's Will is derived from this passage.

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