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Ralph Waldo Emerson

(1803 - 1882 / Boston / United States)

Poems of Ralph Waldo Emerson

1. Alphonso Of Castile 1/13/2003
2. Art 4/6/2010
3. Astræ 1/13/2003
4. Bacchus 1/4/2003
5. Beauty 4/6/2010
6. Berrying 1/13/2003
7. Blight 1/13/2003
8. Boston 4/6/2010
9. Boston Hymn 4/6/2010
10. Brahma 4/6/2010
11. Brahma 1/3/2003
12. Celestial Love 1/13/2003
13. Character 4/6/2010
14. Compensation 1/13/2003
15. Concord Hymn 1/3/2003
16. Culture 4/6/2010
17. Dæmonic Love 1/13/2003
18. Days 1/3/2003
19. Dirge 1/13/2003
20. Each And All 1/13/2003

Water

The water understands
Civilization well;
It wets my foot, but prettily,
It chills my life, but wittily,
It is not disconcerted,
It is not broken-hearted:
Well used, it decketh joy,
Adorneth, doubleth joy:
Ill used, it will destroy,
In perfect time and measure
With a face of golden pleasure
Elegantly destroy.

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