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Poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Poem Theme: William Shakespeare

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's other poems:
  1. Chaucer
  2. Einar Tamberskelver
  3. King OlafТs War-Horns
  4. The Skerry of Shrieks
  5. Thora of Rimol

Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Matthew Arnold Shakespeare ("Others abide our question. Thou art free")
  • Robert Herrick Shakespeare ("THOU soft-flowing Avon, by thy silver stream")
  • Thomas Gent Shakespeare ("While o'er this pageant of sublunar things")
  • Vachel Lindsay Shakespeare ("Would that in body and spirit Shakespeare came")

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