The Arrow and the Song

American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was widely known during the 19th century. However, his poetry still resonates today. In times like these, it’s often difficult to see beauty in the darkness. Just remember: you’re never alone. We might not see them right now, but our friends and family are there. Reach out and you’ll find your song again.

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


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