Henry David Thoreau

Concord, Massachusetts
Henry David Thoreau
Concord, Massachusetts
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The Summer Rain

Rating: 3.5
My books I'd fain cast off, I cannot read,
'Twixt every page my thoughts go stray at large
Down in the meadow, where is richer feed,
And will not mind to hit their proper targe.

Plutarch was good, and so was Homer too,
Our Shakespeare's life were rich to live again,
What Plutarch read, that was not good nor true,
Nor Shakespeare's books, unless his books were men.
Here while I lie beneath this walnut bough,
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Michael Walker 02 March 2020
Even Plutarch, Shakespeare and Homer seem trivial in this setting of nature- violets, clover tufts, water dripping from the trees- and so 'My books I'd fain cast off'. So would I. I never read these three authors now.
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Adeeb Alfateh 30 May 2019
great grade 10++++++++++++++++
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Adeeb Alfateh 30 May 2019
I am well drenched upon my bed of oats; But see that globe come rolling down its stem, Now like a lonely planet there it floats, And now it sinks into my garment's hem. // great
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Apple 26 February 2018
This is the first poem I've read by Thoreau, and I quite enjoyed it! I love the fact that he uses so many poetic elements that most poets don't use, such as allusion.
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* Sunprincess * 20 August 2014
............the summer rain is a beautiful title for a poem....a very nice write...
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I love this poem absolutely well rhymed and descriptive..
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Frank Avon 20 August 2014
Alas, Thoreau was a superb writer of prose, but NOT a poet. The best book of poetry by Thoreau that I have ever read was a book of found poetry, recasting some of his richly rhythmic prose into lines.
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