The Wreck of the Hesperus

I’ve seen many literary references to the poem The Wreck of the Hesperus by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow over the years, in everything from songs by George Harrison to books by P.G. Wodehouse, so yesterday I decided to look it up and read it for myself.

If you are having a happy day and would like to put an end to such nonsense,  it is available online (complete with tragic illustrations) HERE.

One thought on “The Wreck of the Hesperus

  1. … wow… the hubris of man was, to me, at the center of this poem… and no matter how we dare nature, nature with its cruel indifference, will always win out…


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