“The Arrow and the Song”

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I shot an arrow into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For, so swiftly it flew, the sight
Could not follow it in its flight.

I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song?

Long, long afterward, in an oak
I found the arrow, still unbroke;
And the song, from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.

— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1860

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My name Edmark M. Law. I work as a freelance writer, mainly writing about science and mathematics. I am an ardent hobbyist. I like to read, solve puzzles, play chess, make origami and play basketball. In addition, I dabble in magic, particularly card magic and other sleight-of-hand type magic. I live in Hong Kong. You can find me on Twitter` and Facebook. My email is edmarklaw@learnfunfacts.com

5 thoughts on ““The Arrow and the Song”

  1. A beautiful share. Thank you !

    I had a poetry book when I was little. There was poem in there that went:

    “I shot an arrow in the air
    It fell to earth I know not where.
    I lose all my arrows that way.”

    Think it was supposed to make kids smile!

    😉

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