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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
The Arrow and the Song
By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882)
 
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,        5
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;        10
And the song, from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.
 
 
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