Poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Two Rivers, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thy summer voice, Musketaquit,
Repeats the music of the rain;
But sweeter rivers pulsing f...

Una, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Roving, roving, as it seems,
Una lights my clouded dreams;
Still for journeys she is dresse...

Unity, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Space is ample, east and west,
But two cannot go abreast,
Cannot travel in it two:
Yonder ...

Uriel, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

It fell in the ancient periods
Which the brooding soul surveys,
Or ever the wild Time coined i...

The Visit, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Askest, 'How long thou shalt stay?'
Devastator of the day!
Know, each substance and relation,...

Voluntaries, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

I

Low and mournful be the strain,
Haughty thought be far from me;
Tones of penitence a...

Waldeinsamkeit, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

I do not count the hours I spend
In wandering by the sea;
The forest is my loyal friend,
Lik...

Wealth, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Who shall tell what did befall,
Far away in time, when once,
Over the lifeless ball,
Hung ...

Woodnotes I, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

1 When the pine tosses its cones
To the song of its waterfall tones,
Who speeds to the woodla...

Woodnotes II, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

As sunbeams stream through liberal space
And nothing jostle or displace,
So waved the pine-tre...

The World-Soul, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thanks to the morning light,
Thanks to the foaming sea,
To the uplands of New Hampshire,
To...

Worship, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

This is he, who, felled by foes,
Sprung harmless up, refreshed by blows:
He to captivity w...

Xenophanes, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

By fate, not option, frugal Nature gave
One scent to hyson and to wall-flower,
One sound to ...

Destiny, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

That you are fair or wise is vain,
Or strong, or rich, or generous;
You must add the untaug...

Dirge, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

CONCORD, 1838
I reached the middle of the mount
Up which the incarnate soul must climb,
An...