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Friendship - Poem by Henry David Thoreau

I think awhile of Love, and while I think,
Love is to me a world,
Sole meat and sweetest drink,
And close connecting link
Tween heaven and earth.

I only know it is, not how or why,
My greatest happiness;
However hard I try,
Not if I were to die,
Can I explain.

I fain would ask my friend how it can be,
But when the time arrives,
Then Love is more lovely
Than anything to me,
And so I'm dumb.

For if the truth were known, Love cannot speak,
But only thinks and does;
Though surely out 'twill leak
Without the help of Greek,
Or any tongue.

A man may love the truth and practise it,
Beauty he may admire,
And goodness not omit,
As much as may befit
To reverence.

But only when these three together meet,
As they always incline,
And make one soul the seat,
And favorite retreat,
Of loveliness;

When under kindred shape, like loves and hates
And a kindred nature,
Proclaim us to be mates,
Exposed to equal fates
Eternally;

And each may other help, and service do,
Drawing Love's bands more tight,
Service he ne'er shall rue
While one and one make two,
And two are one;

In such case only doth man fully prove
Fully as man can do,
What power there is in Love
His inmost soul to move
Resistlessly.

______

Two sturdy oaks I mean, which side by side,
Withstand the winter's storm,
And spite of wind and tide,
Grow up the meadow's pride,
For both are strong

Above they barely touch, but undermined
Down to their deepest source,
Admiring you shall find
Their roots are intertwined
Insep'rably.


Comments about Friendship by Henry David Thoreau

  • Silver Star - 4,418 Points Jeanette Telusma (5/6/2017 1:35:00 AM)

    Kudos.... I enjoyed this poem and loved the flow and truth it brought to light. Thank you. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 2 Points Aamir Sheikh (6/18/2016 10:49:00 AM)

    Handsome poem :) (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,651 Points Folorunso Oladipo Daniel (6/1/2016 3:30:00 PM)

    this is really a wonderful poem (Report) Reply

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Poems About Friendship

  1. 1. Friendship , Henry David Thoreau
  2. 2. Friendship Ixx , Khalil Gibran
  3. 3. Friendship , Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin
  4. 4. Sonnet: A Lost Friendship , Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar ..
  5. 5. Friendship , Qistina Zaini
  6. 6. The Pleasures Of Friendship , Stevie Smith
  7. 7. Friendship , .Pd. is here
  8. 8. (1) A Friendship Bridge , Sandra Fowler
  9. 9. Love And Friendship , Emily Jane Brontë
  10. 10. Friendship With Romance! , Sylvia Chidi
  11. 11. True Friendship , William S. Tsoukalas, Sr.
  12. 12. Friendship , christina christina
  13. 13. ***friendship*** , Ray Lucero
  14. 14. Friendship , Friedrich Schiller
  15. 15. ! From Kahlil Gibran On Friendship , Michael Shepherd
  16. 16. Friendship After Love , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  17. 17. ! Love And Friendship , Michael Shepherd
  18. 18. Canine Feline Friendship - Part I , Dr. Tulsi Hanumanthu
  19. 19. Friendship , Rita Marks
  20. 20. Friendship , Pia Andersson
  21. 21. Canine Feline Friendship - Part Ii , Dr. Tulsi Hanumanthu
  22. 22. Your Friendship , Anna D. Kamas
  23. 23. Our True Friendship , Pam Fraser
  24. 24. ! Friendship! , Portia Jacobs
  25. 25. .friendship Of Lovers , Peter Stavropoulos (Best Lov ..
  26. 26. 8. Eternal Friendship , Abha Sharma
  27. 27. A Friendship , Mary Wismer
  28. 28. Friendship , Grace M. Jordan
  29. 29. Gen Friendship , Mill Field
  30. 30. ! Friendship , Rema Prasanaa
  31. 31. Love And Friendship. , Bernard Shaw
  32. 32. Friendship , Naomi Slay
  33. 33. Friendship Or Love , shiny shine
  34. 34. Friendship Must Be Earned , Joseph T. Renaldi
  35. 35. To My Excellent Lucasia, On Our Friendship , Katherine Philips
  36. 36. On The Friendship Betwixt Two Ladies , Edmund Waller
  37. 37. Ring Of Friendship , jane blaxter
  38. 38. Hand Of Friendship , David Harris
  39. 39. A Retir'D Friendship , Katherine Philips
  40. 40. A Friendship Bond , Seema Chowdhury
  41. 41. Broken Friendship , Liz Gellur
  42. 42. Trapped In A Prism (Friendship Friend.. , Udiah (witness to Yah)
  43. 43. Love Is A Friendship That Has Caught Fire , Caron Farnham
  44. 44. Friendship-In Hindi , Shashidhar Kumar
  45. 45. Friendship Between Ephelia And Ardelia , Anne Kingsmill Finch
  46. 46. Broken Friendship , shiny shine
  47. 47. Farewell To Your Friendship , Jennifer Rondeau
  48. 48. Glove Of Friendship , Jock Ridi
  49. 49. Friendship Is Friendship , Sumedha Parihar
  50. 50. Friendship , David Harris

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