Lessons learned from “The Village Blacksmith”

Dec 21, 2023 | Curriculum, High School

contributed by Phil Dwyer | Earth Arts Teacher

“The Village Blacksmith”
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (artwork by grade 10 students)

Onward through life he goes;
Each morning sees some task begin,
Each evening sees it close;
Something attempted, something done,
Has earned a night’s repose.

Thanks, thanks to thee, my worthy friend,
For the lesson thou hast taught!
Thus at the flaming forge of life
Our fortunes must be wrought;
Thus on its sounding anvil shaped
Each burning deed and thought.