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The Light of Stars

A Philosophical Psalm to Planet Mars Henry Wadsworth Longfellow In the above image, Mars is the smaller light, and  Venus the brighter one   The night is come, but not too soon;    And sinking silently, All silently, the little … Continue lendo

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Prometheus, Or the Poet’s Forethought

A Greek Myth Teaches the Law of Self-Sacrifice Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Prometheus Bound   An Editorial Note: Noble actions suppose a degree of self-sacrifice. Challenging the routine of established ignorance can be a painful experience, until the good karma is … Continue lendo

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The Occultation of Orion

A Pythagorean Poem Announces the New Era of Peace Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Orion the Hunter, in one of the many possible drawings of him Editorial Note: “The Occultation of Orion” starts with a description of the Pythagorean Music of the … Continue lendo

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Something Left Undone

Or, On Holding the Sky On One’s Shoulders Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 000000000000000000000000000000000 Editorial Note: The following poem is reproduced from “The Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow”, The Wordsworth Poetry Library, U.K., 1994, 886 pp., p. 320. From one day to … Continue lendo

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Two Philosophical Poems

On the Art of Living a Peaceful Life Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 00000000000000000000000000000000000 Editorial Note: There is a mantramic effect in good poetry, and this expands the potential importance of philosophical poems for those who search for universal wisdom. The following … Continue lendo

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