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Analysis and comments on It is not Always May by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Comment 9 of 9, added on October 28th, 2012 at 9:35 PM.

Under the big oak tree
By the big Sand Lake,
To feel the cool breeze.
To enjoy the clouds
To see the sky ble,
Relax and sip a cup of tea.


There may be another way to enjoy life. tai wai lee

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Comment 8 of 9, added on February 10th, 2012 at 3:34 PM.
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Comment 7 of 9, added on April 18th, 2006 at 4:28 PM.

This poem rocks our socks off so much that we even used it in our
educational school project. thanks! love you lots =]

H.D.M. from Nigeria
Comment 6 of 9, added on December 8th, 2005 at 11:51 AM.

This poem is ok... Its for sure not my favorite, but what can i say... My
birthday is in may, and this man is talking good about my month... Thats
all i can say!!!

AnDrEw M. from United States
Comment 5 of 9, added on February 7th, 2005 at 2:50 PM.

The Spanish proverb translated means "There are not birds in the nests of
last year." Probably a saying he heard when he was touring in Spain after
his university years. It obviously stuck with him and he developed this
poem which has a lot to say to the young people out there.

Jean from United States
Comment 4 of 9, added on October 12th, 2004 at 8:02 AM.

I enjoyed this poem. It had great imagery and made me feel good.
Longfellow talks about how life is supposed to be nice and happy so live it
up while you can before you have to leave everything behind when life moves
on.

Caitlin from United States
Comment 3 of 9, added on October 11th, 2004 at 9:31 PM.

I really liked this poem. The imagery is very good, you can picture whats
happening in the poem. Longfellow is saying to live life to the fullest
because things will not stay the way they are now. When he says there are
no birds in last years nest, he is talking about how there is no life in
the past. I really enjoy Longfellow's poems and I want to read more.

Lauren from United States
Comment 2 of 9, added on October 11th, 2004 at 7:58 PM.

This poem was really good i like the imagery it created it really made you
think and remember what it is like in the spring. I think what Longfellow
is trying to say it that time is never standing still it will always keep
on going even if it is the best time. I thought this poems was really good
and i look forward to reading some more of Longfellow's poems.

Emily from United States
Comment 1 of 9, added on October 11th, 2004 at 7:01 PM.

The poem begins out beautiful and happy. Towards the end it crushes your
dreams that everything is always going to be right and good. He warns to
enjoy your youth now while you still have the time. It makes him seem a
little pessimistic, only looking at the bad stuff that coming this way, but
he's really saying to live life to the fullest.

Nicole Morrow from United States

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Poet: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Poem: 5. It is not Always May
Volume: Ballads and Other Poems
Added: Feb 1 2004
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Poem of the Day: Oct 27 2002


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