Comment -240 of , added on October 6th, 2005 at 12:32 PM.
I guess I am not the only one who had to memorize this poem for school!!! I
memorized it (with actions!) in fifth grade. I think it is VERY well
written. I still can recite almost the whole thing. This poem will always
hold many happy memories for me.
EM from United States
Comment -241 of , added on September 24th, 2005 at 7:18 PM.
I work in a Nursing home, an 84 yr.old patient was reciting this poem to me
and couldn't remember the proper order of the stanzas. I looked this up on
your website, will print it and take it to work on Mon. with me. Thank-you
for helping to orient a wonderful man and to re-introduce me to this great
Suzanne P. from United States
Comment -242 of , added on September 23rd, 2005 at 11:31 AM.
When I received the Connecticut State Quarter, the chestnut tree
reminded me of the poem and, like others, induced me to to go to the
Internet to read it once again. I, too, had to recite the first t
wo stanzas fom memory in grade school.
Jerry Schleeper from United States
Comment -243 of , added on September 22nd, 2005 at 7:47 PM.
I absolutely abhor the awful layout of this poem. I would've put the first
line after the third line and the fifth line after the ninth. Now that is
just sad! You need to tell Henry Wadsworth to rewrite this awful piece of
joodie from Bulgaria
Comment -244 of , added on September 22nd, 2005 at 5:39 PM.
I LEARNED THIS POEM IN THE 5TH GRADE & IT HOLDS A SPECIAL PLACE IN MY
HEART. I JUST GOT A COMPUTER & ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS I THOUGHT OF WAS TO
LOOK IT UP BECAUSE I'D FORGOTTEN A LOT OF IT. THIS IS GREAT!
LENDA from United States
Comment -245 of , added on September 15th, 2005 at 3:22 AM.
Hi, I'm a third generation blacksmith in Hamilton and never tire of this
As we live we shall be seen, as we're seen we are judged,
Honest toil aint the half of it, you can almost hear it all.
from New Zealand
Comment -246 of , added on August 24th, 2005 at 1:12 PM.
"hard", rough hand not "haul"
This is an old favorite of mine.
Gersh Lundberg from United States
Comment -247 of , added on August 5th, 2005 at 5:45 AM.
a very beautiful poem summarising the honesty and sincerity of common
people like the blacksmith.
Comment -248 of , added on July 24th, 2005 at 7:25 PM.
I fine this poem to be one of the best ever, today a friend bought a book
of the 100 best poem and this one was not in it, i guss it all depends on
who doing the review, i learn this poem over 40 yrs ago and still remember
most of it, will memorise it once more, LDD.
L. Dale Dawkins Sr.
from United States
Comment -249 of , added on July 22nd, 2005 at 2:03 PM.
I remember much of this poem from my childhood This poem has remained to
help me understand a deeper meaning for existance. No person is perfect but
the village smithy is a beautiful example for all people of what comes
from United States