The Arrow And The Song

The Arrow And The Song is the final song from Lowell Liebermann's Six Songs on Poems by Henry W. Longfellow, Op. 57 song cycle.

Date: 1997Composer: Lowell LiebermannText: Henry Wadsworth LongfellowSong Collection: Six Songs on Poems by Henry W. Longfellow, Op. 57

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The Arrow And The Song
By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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.

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