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A Psalm of Life

This poem by H. W. Longfellow contains at least 3 famous lines, often quoted/used by writers.  These are marked in bold.

Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream!
For the soul is dead that slumbers
And things are not what they seem.

Life is real! Life is earnest!
And the grave is not its goal;
Dust thou art, to dust returnest,
Was not spoken of the soul.

Not enjoyment, and not sorrow,
Is our destined end or way;
But to act, that each tomorrow
Find us farther than today.

Art is long, and Time is fleeting,
And our hearts, though stout and brave,
Still, like muffled dreams, are beating
Funeral marches to the grave.

In the world’s broad field of battle,
In the bivouac of Life,
Be not like dumb, driven cattle!
Be a hero in the strife!

Trust no Future, howe’er pleasant!
Let the dead Past bury its dead!
Act, –act in the living Present!
Heart within, and God o’erhead!

Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time;

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

karvaaÐ gaujar gayaa

Gopaldas Neeraj

svaPna Jaro fUla sao ¸ maIt cauBao SaUla sao ¸                  maIt friend SaUla thorn lauT gayao isaMgaar saBaI baag,a ko babaUla sao             AaOr hma KD,o­KD,o bahar doKto rho . karvaaÐ gaujar gayaa¸ gaubaar doKto rho Ñ        karvaa caravan gaubaar cloud of dust

http://pravingandhi.com/poems/Karvan.htm

 

 

 

 

 

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