Poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Solution, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am the Muse who sung alway
By Jove, at dawn of the first day.
Star-crowned, sole-sitting, ...

Song of Nature, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mine are the night and morning,
The pits of air, the gulf of space,
The sportive sun, the...

The Sphinx, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Sphinx is drowsy,
Her wings are furled:
Her ear is heavy,
She broods on the world.
"Wh...

Spiritual Laws, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

The living Heaven thy prayers respect,
House at once and architect,
Quarrying man's rejected ...

Sursum Corda, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Seek not the spirit, if it hide
Inexorable to thy zeal:
Trembler, do not whine and chide:
...

Terminus, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is time to be old,
To take in sail: --
The god of bounds,
Who sets to seas a shore,
Cam...

The Test, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

(Musa loquitur.) I hung my verses in the wind,
Time and tide their faults may find.
All were ...

Thine Eyes Still Shined, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thine eyes still shined for me, though far
I lonely roved the land or sea:
As I behold yon ev...

Threnody, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

The South-wind brings
Life, sunshine and desire,
And on every mount and meadow
Breathes arom...

The Titmouse, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

You shall not be overbold
When you deal with arctic cold,
As late I found my lukewarm blood
C...

To Ellen, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

And Ellen, when the graybeard years
Have brought us to life's evening hour,
And all the crowd...

To Ellen at the South, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

The green grass is bowing,
The morning wind is in it;
'T is a tune worth thy knowing,
Thoug...

To Eva, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

O fair and stately maid, whose eyes
Were kindled in the upper skies
At the same torch that lig...

To J. W., by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Set not thy foot on graves;
Hear what wine and roses say;
The mountain chase, the summer wav...

To Rhea, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thee, dear friend, a brother soothes,
Not with flatteries, but truths,
Which tarnish not, ...