Ralph Waldo Emerson

Boston / United States
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Boston / United States
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Culture

Rating: 2.9
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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Forozan azizi 14 December 2020
I’m from Afghanistan
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Kingsley Egbukole 29 November 2019
Beautifully captured in few words. Thanks for sharing.
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Andrew Blakemore 29 November 2019
An excellent example of Emerson's work
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Savita Tyagi 29 November 2019
And the world’s flowing tales in his own mound recast.......lines to remember.
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Ramesh T A 29 November 2019
Culture is sure inclusive of all best things in life suitable from the past to the present and also future indeed! Briefly the Poet says all about culture very well!
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Ratnakar Mandlik 29 November 2019
The brevity in defining culture is really commendable. A well deserved classic poem of the day crafted by master craftsman.
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Mahtab Bangalee 29 November 2019
Alive to gentle influence Of landscape and of sky, And tender to the spirit-touch Of man's or maiden's eye: .../// beautiful poetic expression
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Uche Nwanze 29 November 2019
Culture is dynamic and it is the way of life of a people, poetry is culture. A beautifully crafted piece
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Kumarmani Mahakul 29 November 2019
This is a beautiful poem on culture by Ralph Waldo Emerson.
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Nattawat Wannapanop 09 November 2016
What culture is this poem from
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