A Psalm Of Life

Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream!
For the soul is dead that slumbers,
And things are not what they seem.

by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Click to read full poem

Comments (182)

Very life inspiring energy- recognizing how poetry can connoitre one into a world of contemplating graves and death, but turns to life and being up and functioning, living, not slumbering: energizing, inspiring, pep talk isn.
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Wow, this is a great write I enjoy the part the poet talks about working on the present instead of expecting fortunes from tomorrow. Trust no future...... . . Act, act in the Living present
And things are not what they seem! Very true..what we see, what we hear may not be what they really are.
A amazing poem by the great poet.
Let us...learn to labour and to wait
it is very long and hard
life is am empty dream which can be true to somebody rarely thanks
One of my longtime favourite, a marvellous piece.
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Its so true: Life is but an empty dream. A nice poem. Thanks