Henry David Thoreau

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

I am a Parcel of Vain Strivings Tied


I am a parcel of vain strivings tied
By a chance bond together,
Dangling this way and that, their links
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  • Rookie Thomas Revitt (11/22/2013 1:04:00 PM)

    This is a great poem.....It is so direct. We are the parcel. We are the strivings. The metaphor continues and expands, even as the central figure must droop here......Is it possible? That even a block buster figure such as Thoreau is still underrated? (Report) Reply

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