Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | July 13, 2009

POEM OF THE DAY: Berrying

by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882).

Berrying

“May be true what I had heard,
Earth’s a howling wilderness
Truculent with fraud and force,”
Said I, strolling through the pastures,
And along the riverside.                                        5
Caught among the blackberry vines,
Feeding on the Ethiops sweet,
Pleasant fancies overtook me:
I said, “What influence me preferred
Elect to dreams thus beautiful?”                            10
The vines replied, “And didst thou deem
No wisdom to our berries went?”

Notes:
http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/emerson.htm
http://www.transcendentalists.com/1emerson.html


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