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Analysis and comments on The Village Blacksmith by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Comment 47 of 317, 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.

joe from New Zealand
Comment 46 of 317, 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 45 of 317, added on August 5th, 2005 at 5:45 AM.

a very beautiful poem summarising the honesty and sincerity of common
people like the blacksmith.

crvkarma from India
Comment 44 of 317, 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 43 of 317, 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

Tom Ward from United States
Comment 42 of 317, added on June 26th, 2005 at 4:18 PM.

My mother, age 93, called me and mentioned that something was really
bothering her. She said she had to memorize this poem in school, and now
she could only remember bits and pieces of it. This is why I came to your
website. I printed the poem and will send it to her. Thank you. Joan

Joan Sapon from United States
Comment 41 of 317, added on June 9th, 2005 at 3:09 AM.

Though there is till much prolem in completely understaning it. I have a
balcksmith Uncle.
So this poem somethimes soothes me.

Darnay from China
Comment 40 of 317, added on June 8th, 2005 at 9:27 PM.

it is a beatiful poem and a symbol of a mans toil in this world. being a
machine shop owner and blacksith by trade I can relate to the poem. Here is
my problem.I am looking for a picture of the blacksmith in the header of
this poem. I believe he is at the anvil inside the outline of his shop. any
help would be great. thanks for your time! leon

leon from United States
Comment 39 of 317, added on June 8th, 2005 at 4:13 PM.

I work in a nursing home and one of the residents has a "Village
Blacksmith" picture in her room. She said that it reminds her of her
father because he was a blacksmith. She remembered part of the poem but not
all of it. I looked it up so I could read her the poem. I know it will
mean alot to her. Thank you for having such a great website.

Margie from United States
Comment 38 of 317, added on May 27th, 2005 at 10:30 AM.

I have always enjoyed the old poetry, but this one has special meaning
because I am a blacksmith and farrier. There is something satisfying in
honest, hard work.

Jeremy from United States

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Poet: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Poem: 3. The Village Blacksmith
Volume: Ballads and Other Poems
Added: Feb 1 2004
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Poem of the Day: Jan 12 2005

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