December 27th, 2010
Here’s a part of a poem about the snow by the American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. SNOWFLAKES Out of the Bosom of the Air, Out of the cloud-folds of her garments shaken, Over the woodlands brown and bare, Over the harvest-fields forsaken, Silent, and soft, and slow, Descends the snow. I feel the first verse […]
June 20th, 2010
The Village Blacksmith was written by the American poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 – 1882). It harks back to a different time… I’d like to say simpler time, but one must wonder if it really was simpler… with mothers dying much more often in childbearing, it was a hard life for some families. This poem […]
December 11th, 2009
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) wrote Christmas Bells during the Civil War on Christmas Day 1863. It was a seven verse poem that later was shortened to the five verse carol that’s sung today. The tune was written by John Baptiste Calkin (1827-1905) in 1872. Below you can read the full poem and hear it sung […]
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