American Poets: Longfellow

Like fruit that's large and ripe and mellow,
Sweet and luscious is Longfellow,
Melodious songs he oft did pour,
And high was his Excelsior.
He shows us in his psalm of life
The folly of our selfish strife;
With Hiawatha we bewail
His suffering in great Indian tale;
Indian nation was forlorn
Till great spirit planted corn.

by James McIntyre

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I think he liked Longfellow. So do I. Looks like this is all I can write- screen keeps flipping.
Like fruit that's large and ripe and mellow, Sweet and luscious is Longfellow, Melodious songs he oft did pour! A touching tribute to H W Longfellow in rhyming splendour by James Mclntyre.
What a glowing tribute to a classical great - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
A glowing tribute to a great poet by another great poet.
a good tribute poem to a fellow poet who cared? nicely penned!
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