Henry David Thoreau

(12 July 1817 – 6 May 1862 / Concord, Massachusetts)

All Things Are Current Found


ALL things are current found
On earthly ground,
Spirits and elements
Have their descents.

Night and day, year on year,
High and low, far and near,
These are our own aspects,
These are our own regrets.

Ye gods of the shore,
Who abide evermore,
I see you far headland,
Stretching on either hand;

I hear the sweet evening sounds
From your undecaying grounds;
Cheat me no more with time,
Take me to your clime.

Submitted: Monday, April 12, 2010

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