Today while reading a story in the current issue of Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, I came across a reference to the poem, "My Lost Youth" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. I found the poem, read it, and liked it.
"My Lost Youth" is Longfellow's lament to his boyhood, a time when life was simpler, yet grander, and held the promise of many adventures and wonderful times. It is an oft-told lament, but seldom recounted by as skilled a wordsmith as Longfellow.
My Lost Youth
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow