Ralph Waldo Emerson

Boston / United States
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Boston / United States
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Nemesis

Rating: 3.3
Already blushes in thy cheek
The bosom-thought which thou must speak;
The bird, how far it haply roam
By cloud or isle, is flying home;
The maiden fears, and fearing runs
Into the charmed snare she shuns;
And every man, in love or pride,
Of his fate is never wide.

Will a woman's fan the ocean smooth?
Or prayers the stony Parcae sooth,
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Susan Williams 19 October 2015
In spite of Virtue and the Muse, Nemesis will have her dues, And all our struggles and our toils Tighter wind the giant coils. - - This point of view makes life merely a play on the stage of tragedy. I prefer to believe in freedom of choice and just deserts. Such ideas are incapable of being proved scientifically so I will choose to believe that which makes my life richer.
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