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

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Friendship

I think awhile of Love, and while I think,
Love is to me a world,
Sole meat and sweetest drink,
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  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (4/18/2014 9:38:00 AM)

    A good lovely poem and so much interested to read.

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  • Cambridge Keenan (11/21/2013 11:08:00 PM)

    Lovely poems you have David, I too am dumb to love, tis a wondrous thing that cannot be contained. Cheers

  • Gopal Varma (6/12/2013 8:04:00 PM)

    Annie Bing, You hit the nail on the head.

  • Is It Poetry (4/18/2013 5:38:00 PM)

    The lilt the ire.
    These things in us,
    in man now lost desired.,

    A man of graven line.
    Etched in the soul.
    This sevice to another,
    makes O
    it makes us whole.

    Fewer come now more
    than once before...iip

  • Jeannette Chung (4/18/2013 11:33:00 AM)

    Jeannette Chung is a big believer in friendship. Very beautiful Mr. Thoreau, you are a star.10/10, would reckomend

  • Carlos Echeverria (4/18/2013 10:41:00 AM)

    Thoreau, always the idealist, set the highest of standards in all facets of life: relationships, work, morals, etc, ...society's shortcomings, as he saw them, made a recluse of him at Walden Pond.

  • Kebe Iwara (4/19/2012 8:49:00 AM)

    This poem takes me to the walden pond of my tears. Very moving, as if of anything true, and ingenuously portrayed.

  • Annie Bing (4/18/2012 2:27:00 PM)

    Love is synonymous with deep friendship. Also can't be spoken of only a feeling and a knowing.

  • Pranab K Chakraborty (4/18/2012 2:13:00 PM)

    What a nice try to define love! So intensely a relation poet tries to define. Actually the relation like friendship has been observed by very deep ray of light where individualism and our existence....according to poet Down to their deepest source, .....Their roots are intertwined / Insep'rably. Very smart the expression yet so contemporary.

  • Rowlin Van Wyk (4/18/2012 2:07:00 PM)

    I must say, it is written in a nice way. It trully express.

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