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Ralph Waldo Emerson

(1803 - 1882 / Boston / United States)

Poems of Ralph Waldo Emerson

21. Eros 1/3/2003
22. Etienne de la Boéce 1/13/2003
23. Experience 4/6/2010
24. Fable 1/3/2003
25. Fate 1/3/2003
26. Forebearance 1/13/2003
27. Forerunners 4/6/2010
28. Freedom 4/6/2010
29. Friendship 4/6/2010
30. From the Persian of Hafiz I 4/6/2010
31. From the Persian of Hafiz II 4/6/2010
32. Give All To Love 1/3/2003
33. Glory of Friendship -new- 12/9/2014
34. Gnothi Seauton 4/6/2010
35. Good-by 1/13/2003
36. Good-bye 1/3/2003
37. Grace 1/3/2003
38. Guy 4/6/2010
39. Hamatreya 1/3/2003
40. Heroism 4/6/2010

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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