Ralph Waldo Emerson

(1803 - 1882 / Boston / United States)

Ralph Waldo Emerson Poems

81. The Sphinx 1/3/2003
82. The Problem 1/3/2003
83. To-Day 1/3/2003
84. Friendship 4/6/2010
85. Seashore 1/3/2003
86. Berrying 1/13/2003
87. Character 4/6/2010
88. Loss And Gain 1/13/2003
89. The Past 1/3/2003
90. Threnody 1/13/2003
91. The Rhodora 1/3/2003
92. Wealth 1/3/2003
93. Nature 4/6/2010
94. Etienne De La BoÉCe 1/13/2003
95. Alphonso Of Castile 1/13/2003
96. Bacchus 1/4/2003
97. The Snow-Storm 1/3/2003
98. Each And All 1/13/2003
99. Ode To Beauty 1/13/2003
100. Astr&Aelig; 1/13/2003
101. The Apology 1/3/2003
102. Art 4/6/2010
103. Good-Bye 1/3/2003
104. Compensation 1/13/2003
105. Grace 1/3/2003
106. Culture 4/6/2010
107. Eros 1/3/2003
108. Celestial Love 1/13/2003
109. D&Aelig;Monic Love 1/13/2003
110. Brahma 4/6/2010
111. Concord Hymn 1/3/2003
112. Beauty 4/6/2010
113. Fable 1/3/2003
114. Song Of Nature 1/3/2003
115. Days 1/3/2003
116. Dirge 1/13/2003
117. The Bell 1/3/2003
118. Give All To Love 1/3/2003
119. Fate 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fate

Deep in the man sits fast his fate
To mould his fortunes, mean or great:
Unknown to Cromwell as to me
Was Cromwell's measure or degree;
Unknown to him as to his horse,
If he than his groom be better or worse.
He works, plots, fights, in rude affairs,
With squires, lords, kings, his craft compares,
Till late he learned, through doubt and fear,
Broad England harbored not his peer:
Obeying time, the last to own
The Genius from its cloudy throne.
For the prevision is allied
Unto the thing so signified;
Or say, the foresight that awaits
Is...

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Nemesis

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.

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