Tag Archives: Ralph Waldo Emerson

May-Day By Ralph Waldo Emerson.

In Celebration Of Our May Bank-Holiday Weekend! Daughter of Heaven and Earth, coy Spring, With sudden passion languishing, Maketh all things softly smile, Painteth pictures mile on mile, Holds a cup with cowslip-wreaths, Whence a smokeless incense breathes. Girls are … Continue reading

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Loss And Gain By Ralph Waldo Emerson

Virtue runs before the muse And defies her skill, She is rapt, and doth refuse To wait a painter’s will. Star-adoring, occupied, Virtue cannot bend her, Just to please a poet’s pride, To parade her splendor. The bard must be … Continue reading

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Poet By Ralph Waldo Emerson

TO clothe the fiery thought In simple words succeeds For still the craft of genius is To mask a king in weeds.

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Shakespeare By Ralph Waldo Emerson

I see all human wits Are measured but a few; Unmeasured still my Shakespeare sits Lone as the blessed Jew.

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The Humble-Bee by Ralph Waldo Emerson

BURLY dozing humble-bee Where thou art is clime for me. Let them sail for Porto Rique Far-off heats through seas to seek; I will follow thee alone 5 Thou animated torrid-zone! Zigzag steerer desert cheerer Let me chase thy waving … Continue reading

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Bacchus By Ralph Waldo Emerson

BRING me wine but wine which never grew In the belly of the grape Or grew on vine whose tap-roots reaching through Under the Andes to the Cape Suffer’d no savour of the earth to ‘scape. Let its grapes the … Continue reading

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“The Poet” By Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The Poet” By Ralph Waldo Emerson A moody child and wildly wise Pursued the game with joyful eyes, Which chose, like meteors, their way, And rived the dark with private ray: They overleapt the horizon’s edge, Searched with Apollo’s privilege; … Continue reading

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