The Arrow And The Song

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.

by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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What does this poem mean to y’all?
What does it mean? I need to find out
And the song, from beginning to end, I found again in the heart of a friend Nicely penned. Sweet poem. Thanks poet.
One of the great poems of all time. It shows the long lasting impact of human speech.
I love this poem very much
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