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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Shakespeare

A vision as of crowded city streets, 
With human life in endless overflow; 
Thunder of thoroughfares; trumpets that blow 
To battle; clamor, in obscure retreats, 
Of sailors landed from their anchored fleets; 
Tolling of bells in turrets, and below 
Voices of children, and bright flowers that throw 
O'er garden-walls their intermingled sweets! 
This vision comes to me when I unfold 
The volume of the Poet paramount, 
Whom all the Muses loved, not one alone; -- 
Into his hands they put the lyre of gold, 
And, crowned with sacred laurel at their fount, 
Placed him as Musagetes on their throne. 

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Poet: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Poem: Shakespeare
Volume: The Seaside and the Fireside
Poem of the Day: Feb 17 2013
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