The Arrow and the Song by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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.
One of my absolute favorites by Longfellow. Being someone who thinks in rhyme, this was a poem I loved so much because of its simple and profound rhythm.

10 thoughts on “The Arrow and the Song by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  1. Beautiful. And that’s how you recognise a true friend. When you forgot what your song sounds like, they sing it back to you to remind you.
    I’m glad to have found such a friend in you 😊
    ❤️

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