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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Loss And Gain

When I compare
What I have lost with what I have gained,
What I have missed with what attained,
Little room do I find for pride.

I am aware
How many days have been idly spent;
How like an arrow the good intent
Has fallen short or been turned aside.

But who shall dare
To measure loss and gain in this wise?
Defeat may be victory in disguise;
The lowest ebb is the turn of the tide. 

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Poet: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Poem: Loss And Gain
Volume: In the Harbor
Poem of the Day: Mar 13 2012

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