Quotation by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

There is a mountain in the distant West
That, sun-defying, in its deep ravines
Displays a cross of snow upon its side.
Such is the cross I wear upon my breast
These eighteen years, through all the changing scenes
And seasons, changeless since the day she died.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1809–1882), U.S. poet. The Cross of Snow (l. 9–14). . .

Oxford Book of American Verse, The. F. O. Matthiessen, ed. (1950) Oxford University Press.
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