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Analysis and comments on A Psalm of Life by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Comment 72 of 182, added on February 10th, 2010 at 5:05 PM.
A Psalm of LIFE

I was born 80 years ago into a devout christian family of chicken farmers.
My dad had little formal education
and his knowledge of life was amazing.He taught me the
poem.Life is REAL. As I now help people in A.C.N.TO USE OUR
Video Phones in REAL LIFE.You MAY SEND ME YOUR e'MAIL.

Graham Salisbury from New Zealand
Comment 71 of 182, added on January 8th, 2010 at 10:53 AM.
english

it is a verygood poem i like it very much

akhtar from Pakistan
Comment 70 of 182, added on December 29th, 2009 at 12:31 PM.
Timeless poem

My father (born in 1912) memorized this poem in school (High School of
Charleston) and would often quote from it while I was growing up. The day
after he passed away I read the poem in its entirety and it spoke volumes
to my heart and helped me to feel closer to him. The words have brought me
comfort and encouragement many times. I am now 61 years old and this poem
still rings so true to my heart. I memorized the entire poem after my
father died.

Nan Smith from United States
Comment 69 of 182, added on December 4th, 2009 at 6:59 PM.
A Psalm of Life

Comment 61 "I am nearing 70 and still in awe of the ability of many in his

generation to quote long, noble poems. It is a great loss to society that
schools no longer require memorization of such poems."
Esther Smith Holmes
I LOVE THIS COMMENT & IT IS SO TRUE. ALSO ONE THING ABOUT THIS POEM IS
THAT IT IS SO STIRRING! AND IT HELPS ONE NOT TO HAVE MAUDLIN THOUGHTS ABOUT
DEATH.
AND, I LOVE YOU, "AMERICANPOEMS," FOR HAVING THIS WEBSITE.
MARILYN SLIWA


Marilyn Sliwa from United States
Comment 68 of 182, added on September 28th, 2009 at 11:04 PM.

this poem is one of the favorite poems of my professor in college and she
always point out to us what really the meaning ang significance of being
alive... "and grave is not it's goal..." "life is earnest life is real!

anne from Philippines
Comment 67 of 182, added on September 5th, 2009 at 12:19 PM.

Well, I just love this poem.
Being a poet myself, I feel inspired by his wonderful wordings!

Kaveri.Manoharan from United Arab Emirates
Comment 66 of 182, added on July 1st, 2009 at 7:27 PM.

d poem is really very meaninful n realistic....longfellow s words r really
mindblowing in dis piece of poetry....a must read fr ppl of all ages...!!

ishita poddar from India
Comment 65 of 182, added on February 13th, 2009 at 7:14 AM.

I am eighty four years old. I grew up in Atlanta and remember both of my
parents reciting poetry that they learned in school. This was one of their
favorites. At my age, the words are especially comforting and inspiring!

Leigh Hicks from United States
Comment 64 of 182, added on December 28th, 2008 at 1:29 PM.

I first read this poem in high school, at which time I would have said I
didn't understand or like poetry. However, working for busy lawyers in the
Chicago Loop, I often found the line "Be not like dumb, driven cattle"
coming to mind as I rushed along frantically crowded streets to the office
(a.m.) or train (p.m.), especially after realizing I'd just followed the
herd across a street, never looking at the traffic light! I just found the
first 2 lines in Galsworthy's Maid in Waiting last night and had to find
and reread this wonderful poem.

Lou Ellen Campbell from United States
Comment 63 of 182, added on November 24th, 2008 at 2:23 AM.

Excellent! Gives me great inspiration to go on,fight for my dreams to come
through and don't give up. Keep on trusting in the Lord and praying, he is
the answer, believe in myself.

Deborah Alleyne from Guyana

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Poet: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Poem: 3. A Psalm of Life
Volume: Voices of the Night
Added: Feb 1 2004
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Poem of the Day: Oct 5 2000


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