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The Poet: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "A Psalm of Life"

"A Psalm of Life""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 the grave is not its goal;Dust thou art, to dust returnest,Was no...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Jul 26, 2016

The Politicization of Christmas – I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day (Repost – 2015)

Image via Wikipedia A historical hymn, perhaps, and one not generally one sung in the South, it was political weapon used in the War Between the States. Written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in response to the anxiousness he felt at hearing about the...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Dec 24, 2015

The Poet: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "A Psalm of Life"

"A Psalm of Life""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 the grave is not its goal;Dust thou art, to dust returnest,Was no...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Jun 13, 2015

The Politicization of Christmas – I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day (Repost – 2014)

Image via Wikipedia A historical hymn, perhaps, and one not generally one sung in the South, it was political weapon used in the War Between the States. Written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in response to the anxiousness he felt at hearing about the...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Dec 25, 2014

A Victorian Alphabet: X is for Xmas

Merry Christmas for a second year from the Secret Victorianist! Last year, at Christmas, I treated you to a tricky literary quizand suggested some nineteenth-century party games to try with friends and family. This year, I’m taking a look at a Chri...
by The Secret Victorianist on Dec 21, 2014

Penas secretas

Cada hombre posee penas secretas, que el mundo desconoce; y a veces decimos que es frio cuando simplemente esta triste.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ...
by Avarana on Mar 8, 2014

Photo of the Week: One If By Land, Two If By Sea, New York, NY

This week’s photo is of the restaurant One If By Land, Two If By Sea, one of New York City’s most famous allegedly haunted places. Located in the West Village and originally built in 1767 as a carriage house, it was purchased by an aspiri...
by The Occult Section on Aug 25, 2013

The Poet: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "A Psalm of Life"

"A Psalm of Life" "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 the grave is not its goal; Dust thou art, to dust return...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Aug 25, 2013

A Psalm of Life

What the Heart of the Young Man Said to the Psalmist By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Tell me not, in mournful numbers,    Life is but an empty dream! For the soul is dead that slumbers,    And th...
by SUNLIT UPLANDS on Feb 9, 2013

The Politicization of Christmas – I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day (Repost – 2012)

Image via Wikipedia A historical hymn, perhaps, and one not generally one sung in the South, it was political weapon used in the War Between the States. Written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in response to the anxiousness he felt at hearing about the...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Dec 25, 2012

A great poem about happiness

“The day is cold, and dark, and dreary; It rains, and the wind is never weary; The vine still clings to the mouldering wall, But at every gust the dead leaves fall, And the day is dark and...
by Wiancko on Mar 5, 2012


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