A Fragment (Longfellow)

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A Fragment
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
From In the Harbor.

Awake! arise! the hour is late!
Angels are knocking at thy door!
They are in haste and cannot wait,
And once departed come no more.

Awake! arise! the athlete's arm
Loses its strength by too much rest;
The fallow land, the untilled farm
Produces only weeds at best.

This work published before January 1, 1923 is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.