Ralph Waldo Emerson

(1803 - 1882 / Boston / United States)

Culture - Poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Can rules or tutors educate
The semigod whom we await?
He must be musical,
Tremulous, impressional,
Alive to gentle influence
Of landscape and of sky,
And tender to the spirit-touch
Of man's or maiden's eye:
But, to his native centre fast,
Shall into Future fuse the Past,
And the world's flowing fates in his own mould recast.

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  • (11/9/2016 9:49:00 PM)

    What culture is this poem from (Report)Reply

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  • (11/9/2016 9:49:00 PM)

    What culture is this from (Report)Reply

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  • Susan Williams (3/2/2016 3:27:00 PM)

    The demigod of his times is certainly different from the heroes of our times- Rambo and Dirty Harry. One doesn't think of our heroes in terms of sophistication, music, sensitivity, education.

    Kim Barney(3/2/2016 10:35:00 PM)

    You said it very well, Susan..

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  • (3/2/2016 8:37:00 AM)

    Of landscape and sky........So thanks in giving such an opportunity of this great poem of great poet. (Report)Reply

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  • Ramesh T A (3/2/2016 7:57:00 AM)

    Culture is evolution of best way of life from the past to the present with modifications for the future! A big matter has been said in so simple and brief way by Emerson is wonderful to read! (Report)Reply

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  • Babatunde Aremu (3/2/2016 7:49:00 AM)

    Culture is dynamic. The practice of today soon become archaic in future. Great write (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (3/2/2016 4:43:00 AM)

    In his own mould recast! Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • Ryson Dsouza (3/2/2016 2:39:00 AM)

    Congratulations of being the Poem of the day... A sharpness in your words can be felt... Thanks for sharing.. (Report)Reply

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  • (3/2/2016 2:20:00 AM)

    A beautifully envisioned meaningful and thought provoking poem penned in an amazing style. Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • Anil Kumar Panda (3/2/2016 12:58:00 AM)

    The last line is the gist of the poem. Very nice. (Report)Reply

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  • Moira Cameron (3/2/2016 12:31:00 AM)

    I love that line: Shall into Future fuse the Past. Wonderful phraseology. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 6, 2010

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