617. The Arrow and the Song by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

12.17.2013 - By Classic Poetry Aloud

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The Arrow and the Song
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 – 1882)

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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