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Poet’s Calendar by Longfellow

Poet’s Calendar by Longfellow

The Poet’s Calendar, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow JANUARY Janus am I; oldest of potentates; Forward I look, and backward, and below I count, as god of avenues and gates, The years that through my portals come and go. I block the roads, and drift the fields with snow; I chase the wild-fowl from the frozen fen; My frosts congeal the rivers in their flow, My fires light up the hearths and hearts of men. FEBRUARY I am lustration, and the sea is mine! I wash the sands and headlands with my tide; My brow is crowned with branches of the pine; Before my chariot-wheels the fishes glide. By me all things unclean are purified, By me the souls of men washed white again; E’en the unlovely tombs of those who died Without a dirge, I cleanse from every stain. MARCH I Martius am!  Once first, and now the third! To lead the Year was my appointed place; A mortal dispossessed me by a word, And set there Janus with the double face. Hence I make war on all the human race; I shake the cities with my hurricanes; I flood the rivers and their banks efface, And drown the farms and hamlets with my rains....

February Poems

February Poems

A Calendar of Sonnets: February by Helen Hunt Jackson Still lie the sheltering snows, undimmed and white; And reigns the winter’s pregnant silence still; No sign of spring, save that the catkins fill, And...

January Poems

January Poems

January can be a very cold month in the northern hemisphere, and many poets have reflected upon this! A Calendar of Sonnets: January by Helen Hunt Jackson O Winter! frozen pulse and heart of fire,...

December Poems

December Poems

DECEMBER by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Riding upon the Goat, with snow-white hair, I come, the last of all.  This crown of mine Is of the holly; in my hand I bear The thyrsus, tipped with fragrant cones of pine. I celebrate the birth of the Divine, And the return of the Saturnian reign;– My songs are carols sung at every shrine. Proclaiming “Peace on earth, good will to men.” *** A Calendar of Sonnets: December by Helen Hunt Jackson The lakes of ice gleam bluer than the lakes Of water...

November Poems

November Poems

NOVEMBER by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The Centaur, Sagittarius, am I,Born of Ixion’s and the cloud’s embrace;With sounding hoofs across the earth I fly,A steed Thessalian with a human face.Sharp winds the arrows are with which I chaseThe leaves, half dead already with affright;I shroud myself in gloom; and to the raceOf mortals bring nor comfort nor delight. *** A Calendar of Sonnets: November by Helen Hunt Jackson This is the treacherous month when autumn daysWith summer’s voice come bearing summer’s gifts.Beguiled, the pale down-trodden aster liftsHer...

October Poems for copyworb and memorization.

October Poems

The crisp chill of autumn has inspired more than just pumpkin spice — it has inspired poets through the centuries to capture it in all its leaf-bright glory. Here are a few October poems...

Part 9: The Courtship of Miles Standish

Part 9: The Courtship of Miles Standish

The Courtship of Miles Standish—Part 9 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow IX. THE WEDDING-DAY   Forth from the curtain of clouds, from the tent of purple and scarlet, Issued the sun, the great High-Priest,[54] in his...

Part 8: The Courtship of Miles Standish

Part 8: The Courtship of Miles Standish

The Courtship of Miles Standish—Part 8 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow VIII. THE SPINNING WHEEL   Month after month passed away, and in, autumn the ships of the merchants      825 Game with kindred and friends, with...

Part 7: The Courtship of Miles Standish

Part 7: The Courtship of Miles Standish

The Courtship of Miles Standish—Part 7 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow VII. THE MARCH OF MILES STANDISH.[44]   Meanwhile the stalwart Miles Standish was marching steadily northward,           725 Winding through forest and swamp, and...

Nathaniel Hawthorne Biography

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) was an American author, best known for The Scarlet Letter and The House of the Seven Gables. Hawthorne resources for EIL 3.4.

Part 6: The Courtship of Miles Standish

Part 6: The Courtship of Miles Standish

The Courtship of Miles Standish—Part 6 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow VI. PRISCILLA   Thus for a while he stood, and mused by the shore of the ocean, Thinking of many things, and most of all...

Part 5: The Courtship of Miles Standish

Part 5: The Courtship of Miles Standish

The Courtship of Miles Standish—Part 5 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow V. THE SAILING OF THE MAYFLOWER   Just in the gray of the dawn, as the mists uprose from the meadows, There was a stir...

Part 4: The Courtship of Miles Standish

Part 4: The Courtship of Miles Standish

The Courtship of Miles Standish—Part 4 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow IV. JOHN ALDEN.   Into the open air John Alden, perplexed and bewildered, Rushed like a man insane, and wandered alone by the sea-side,                              340...

Part 3: The Courtship of Miles Standish

Part 3: The Courtship of Miles Standish

The Courtship of Miles Standish—Part 3 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow III. THE LOVER’S ERRAND.   So the strong will prevailed, and Alden went on his errand,                                      185 Out of the street of the village, and...

Part 2: The Courtship of Miles Standish

Part 2: The Courtship of Miles Standish

The Courtship of Miles Standish—Part 2 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow II. LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP   Nothing was heard in the room but the hurrying pen of the stripling, Or an occasional sigh from the laboring...

Part 1: The Courtship of Miles Standish

Part 1: The Courtship of Miles Standish

The Courtship of Miles Standish—Part 1 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow I. MILES STANDISH [1]   In the Old Colony days, in Plymouth the land of the Pilgrims,[2] To and fro in a room of his...

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Biography

Family and boyhood Early career and travels A Harvard professor Evangeline Other important works Struck by tragedy Writing until the end Description of the man Longfellow’s poetry His character Sources Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Biography...

Longfellow's poem "Evangeline" tells the story of the Acadians driven from their Louisiana homes.

Evangeline Part One by Longfellow

Evangeline, Part One A Tale of Acadie by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow This story poem is based on the story of the Acadians’ expulsion from their homeland. The Maine Historical Society provides a helpful summary of...

Evangeline searched despondently for Gabriel after they were separated on their wedding day.

Evangeline Part Two by Longfellow

Evangeline, Part Two A Tale of Acadie by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow PART THE SECOND. I. MANY a weary year had passed since the burning of Grand-Pré, When on the falling tide the freighted vessels...

Poetry by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (February 27, 1807 – March 24, 1882) was an American poet and educator whose most famous works include a translation of Dante Alighieri’s The Divine Comedy and the poem “Paul Revere’s Ride.”...