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This volume of poetry was an enjoyable and inspirational read While there are many controversies surrounding Longfellow s style and motivations, it cannot be denied that his work is wonderful and crafted well I could not locate my favorite compilation of his work on good reads The antique books I collect are sometimes a challenge to locate and share, but here is the information.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Selected Poems Copyright 1967 By the Peter Pauper Press of Mount Vernon, New York Edited and with an introduction by C Merton Babcock Illustrations by Wendy Watson. I enjoyed getting reacquainted with old friends like The Wreck of the Hesperus and Paul Revere s Ride , but there s also a kind of nostalgia in connecting with the poetry your parents and grandparents memorized in school My first exposure to The Song of Hiawatha occurred in a Mad Magazine parody of Apocalypse Now with Marlon Brando reading By the Shores of Gitche Gumee, By the Shining Big Sea Water into a microphone, when I had a subscription in my teens It s a little poignant in the original, I recently learned The poet s musings on middle age in A Psalm of Life are also as well received at this point in my life as any of the Philip Roth novels I ve recently picked up There are germs of environmentalism and conservation here in the midst of the Civil War i.e., The Birds of Killingworth as well as some good drama to apply to modern America Say something say enough to fend off death, he writes in the play Giles Corey Till this tornado of fanaticism Blows itself out In a news cycle where people who likely have read neither Longfellow nor Arthur Miller are recklessly throwing Witch Hunt around, I think this line is a little easier to digest To tie the sack shut, I think Longfellow has just as much to offer in 2018 as he did to the two generations in front of mine Wholeheartedly recommend. @Free Ebook ⚷ Selected Poems õ Longfellow Was The Most Popular Poet Of His Day This Selection Includes Generous Samplings From His Longer Works Evangeline, The Courtship Of Miles Standish, And Hiawatha As Well As His Shorter Lyrics And Less Familiar Narrative PoemsFor Than Seventy Years, Penguin Has Been The Leading Publisher Of Classic Literature In The English Speaking World With Than , Titles, Penguin Classics Represents A Global Bookshelf Of The Best Works Throughout History And Across Genres And Disciplines Readers Trust The Series To Provide Authoritative Texts Enhanced By Introductions And Notes By Distinguished Scholars And Contemporary Authors, As Well As Up To Date Translations By Award Winning Translators BR 3 Poems are something I never thought I would say I enjoy, but after reading a book of selected poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow my opinion on them has completely changed The writer of the poems in this book Henry Wadsworth longfellow uses pain and sadness to make a sad thing beautiful He uses things like death to make you realize how important and beautiful life is I have never before wanted to read poetry because every time a teacher has made me read it I have hated it This book has changed my view on poetry, I understood every poem and enjoyed almost all of them I still can t believe how Mr Longfellow managed to fit such a meaningful story into a page and a half of writing I found this book making me really think and also working to understand where the writer was coming from.This book is 223 pages and I thoroughly enjoyed each and every one of them The author used setting extremely well in a poem called Burial of the Minnisink , I could really picture the beauty of the setting in my mind and it made me feel calm and peaceful A quote that shows just how great the setting was described is, Far upward in the mellow light rose the blue hills One cloud of white, around a far uplifted cone, In the warm blush of evening shone an image of the silver lakes, by which the indian soul wakes I loved this stanza of the poem so much, it makes me think of a gorgeous place where I would really want to be and also see the beauty of Another poem called The Wreck of the Hesperus , really stood out to me, it was a very powerful poem with real tragedy and sadness It used a very solemn tone even though it was very tragic The author could have over described and exaggerated it but instead he used a solemn tone and it really made the poem impactful O father I see a gleaming light, Oh say what may it be But the father answered never a word a frozen corpse was he Even in a stanza as intense as this one the author used very formal language instead over over exaggerating it In conclusion I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I would absolutely recommend it Even for those who like myself don t like poetry I would still recommend it. I liked this much than I expected I picked up the book as part of my project to read authors elected into the Hall of Fame of Great Americans I was skeptical that I would like Longfellow as I had vague memories of reading Hiawatha in school and not liking it not really remembering it so it was a fun surprise to be entertained when I expecting the reading to be a chore.My favorite poem in this collection is Evangeline, A Tale of Acadie It is a long form poem and the story is one that I didn t know at all Because I didn t know the history of French settlers in Arcadia, the poem prompted me to look into it so that was my first surprise in reading Longfellow The next surprise that reading long poems is actually fun I thought it would be tedious, but it is not the reading is especially enjoyable when you get into the rhythm of the words I was disappointed with the Song of Hiawatha is not complete in this book I wanted to read it in it s entirety and that meant reading it elsewhere easily accomplished Hiawatha is much better as a complete poem rather than in selections.Having read Poe s works and his biography before reading Longfellow, I can see why Poe was jealous of him Longfellow had the advantages in life that Poe felt he was denied It s rewarding to get to know these figures of American literature, especially the ones I missed reading or at least appreciating when in school. . Hey Mickey, we can roast Evangeline together. This volume of selected poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was a true delight to read The shorter poems in the beginning of this book already blew me away with their beautiful language, and I found many poems that I want to memorize The excerpts from The Song of Hiawatha were strange at best, but with Evangeline Longfellow won my heart The Courtship of Miles Standish with its witty and funny tone was a nice closure for this volume The longer poems gave women a voice and showed their intelligence and strength, which is something remarkable for a poet from the 19th century and something I really enjoyed about his poetry Many people shy away from reading poetry but Longfellow can be counted among the accessible poets I definitely recommend reading his works I ll start out my review by saying that poetry and me is like water mixing with oil These poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow were okay for me, but I always feel that I miss the point when I read poetry If I can obtain a feeling or see a scene the poet created in my mind s eye, then I consider that a successful reading of a poem Most of these I was able to do that Longfellow is probably best known for Paul Revere s Ride, but some of the other notable poems in this collection for me were A Psalm of Life, My Lost Youth, Snowflakes, The Bells of Lynn and The Cross of Snow.Evangeline, A Tale of Acadie was also memorable for me Acadie is where the name for Acadia Parish, LA came from and Evangeline Parish, LA was named after the story s title character Evangeline That at least created a connection for me to the story I read this for a Bingo reading challenge I m doing this year, and I m glad I chose this collection of Longfellow s poems the length was manageable and the poems and verse poems were palatable. Snow Flakes Out of the bosom of the Air, Out of the cloud folds of her garments shaken,Over the woodlands brown and bare, Over the harvest fields forsaken, Silent, and soft, and slow Descends the snow.Even as our cloudy fancies take Suddenly shape in some divine expression,Even as the troubled heart doth makeIn the white countenance confession, The troubled sky reveals The grief it feels.This is the poem of the air, Slowly in silent syllables recorded This is the secret of despair, Long in its cloudy bosom hoarded, Now whispered and revealed To wood and field The Fire of Drift wood DEVEREUX FARM, NEAR MARBLEHEAD We sat within the farm house old, Whose windows, looking o er the bay, Gave to the sea breeze damp and cold, An easy entrance, night and day Not far away we saw the port, The strange, old fashioned, silent town, The lighthouse, the dismantled fort, The wooden houses, quaint and brown We sat and talked until the night, Descending, filled the little room Our faces faded from the sight, Our voices only broke the gloom We spake of many a vanished scene, Of what we once had thought and said, Of what had been, and might have been, And who was changed, and who was dead And all that fills the hearts of friends, When first they feel, with secret pain, Their lives thenceforth have separate ends, And never can be one again The first slight swerving of the heart, That words are powerless to express, And leave it still unsaid in part, Or say it in too great excess The very tones in which we spake Had something strange, I could but mark The leaves of memory seemed to make A mournful rustling in the dark Oft died the words upon our lips, As suddenly, from out the fire Built of the wreck of stranded ships, The flames would leap and then expire And, as their splendor flashed and failed, We thought of wrecks upon the main, Of ships dismasted, that were hailed And sent no answer back again The windows, rattling in their frames, The ocean, roaring up the beach, The gusty blast, the bickering flames, All mingled vaguely in our speech Until they made themselves a part Of fancies floating through the brain, The long lost ventures of the heart, That send no answers back again O flames that glowed O hearts that yearned They were indeed too much akin, The drift wood fire without that burned, The thoughts that burned and glowed within.