Poetry Reading: Dedication by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

From The Seaside and the Fireside. This is one of my favorite poems, although somewhat obscure. Longfellow seemed to have a special regard for his readers – one that also reflects how I feel about the online book community, which I have been a part of since 2009. Across time and space, we have shared our thoughts about the books we’ve read and authors we treasure. I’ve made many long-time friendships, and learned more than I could ever possibly have on my own. Thanks for sticking around… the voyage isn’t over yet. ๐Ÿ™‚







8 responses to “Poetry Reading: Dedication by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow”

  1. Sharon Barrow Wilfong Avatar
    Sharon Barrow Wilfong

    Thanks for sharing. I’m not a huge poetry fan, but I do like Longfellow.


    1. Marian Avatar

      Yes I think he’s a little underrated these days ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. Mudpuddle Avatar

    this is probably a great poem… i didn’t listen to it because i have trouble following speech because i’m a bit deaf… and old! but Longfellow has given me a lot of enjoyment over the years: rhythmic and hypnogogic!


    1. Marian Avatar

      Ah, I should have included a link to the original! Here it is: https://www.hwlongfellow.org/poems_poem.php?pid=314


      1. Mudpuddle Avatar

        tx… great poem!

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  3. Beth @ Beth's Bookish Thoughts Avatar

    Great reading! I had a little bit of a problem with the video, though: when the book titles appeared I reflexively started reading them and that was really distracting. It’s great if I just listen to it, though.

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    1. Marian Avatar

      Ah thanks for the feedback! I’ll keep it in mind for next time ๐Ÿ™‚


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