Tag Archives: poetry

Longfellow in the Post

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow—a contemporary of Sam Houston—is one of the most American of our poets. Certainly he is better known than most, even if all we know are titles and a line or two from “The Song of Hiawatha,” “The Courtship of Miles Standish,” “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere,” or “Evangaline.” This week, we offer some of his poems, which appeared in the Post of the 1840s. ... More

Halloween Visitor

Tonight when the moon is soaring high, And the broomstick set invades the sky, I’m expecting, as the wee ghosts moan, The only witch I’ve ever known. ... More
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