Hiawatha Excerpts

Hiawatha Excerpts - Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882...

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Page 1 Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 . Hiawatha; a poem, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Illustrated by John Rea Neill. XXII Hiawatha's Departure (excerpts) By the shore of Gitche Gumee, By the shining Big-Sea-Water, At the doorway of his wigwam, In the pleasant Summer morning, Hiawatha stood and waited. All the air was full of freshness, All the earth was bright and joyous, And before him, through the sunshine, Westward toward the neighboring forest Passed in golden swarms the Ahmo, Passed the bees, the honey-makers, Burning, singing in the sunshine. Bright above him shone the heavens, Level spread the lake before him; From its bosom leaped the sturgeon, Sparkling, flashing in the sunshine; On its margin the great forest Stood reflected in the water, Every tree-top had its shadow, Motionless beneath the water. From the brow of Hiawatha Gone was every trace of sorrow, As the fog from off the water, As the mist from off the meadow. With a smile of joy and triumph,
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