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Within The Circuit Of This Plodding Life

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Within the circuit of this plodding life
There enter moments of an azure hue,
Untarnished fair as is the violet
Or anemone, when the spring strews them
By some meandering rivulet, which make
The best philosophy untrue that aims
But to console man for his grievances
I have remembered when the winter came,
High in my chamber in the frosty nights,
When in the still light of the cheerful moon,
On every twig and rail and jutting spout,
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Mahtab Bangalee 22 February 2020
When all the fields around lay bound and Beneath a thick integument of snow. So by God's cheap economy made rich To go upon my winter's task again......../// beautiful poem penned; superb poetic expression
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paul amrod 21 February 2020
The genius if Henry David Thoreau is here very evident with his reverie of Nature at its purest.
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Dr Antony Theodore 21 February 2020
Very fine poem of the cheering moon, truth, thank u. tony
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Edward Kofi Louis 21 February 2020
Cheering moon! ! Azure hue! Clue of nature, Glue of the truth. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Thomas Case 21 February 2020
Thoreau transferred his love for nature into his love for writing...beautiful poem
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Thomas W. Case 21 February 2020
Thoreau transferred his love for nature into his love for witting...beautiful.
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Ramesh T A 21 February 2020
Despite the ups and downs of life, by experience in the life of harmony with Nature which is inspiring and making one wise, Poet Henry David Thoreau has written this inspired Nature Poetry enjoying life even in adverse situation! Thanks for sharing this wonderful poem here!
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Susan Williams 07 August 2016
Wow, he wrote beautiful phrases and verses as he meditated on the times in his life when natural events—the icicles of winter, the “shimmering noon” of summer, etc—renewed his spirit and enabled him to get through the “circuit” of his ordinary, “plodding life”.
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