Poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Each and All, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Little thinks, in the field, yon red-cloaked clown
Of thee from the hill-top looking down;
T...

Earth-Song, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

'Mine and yours;
Mine, not yours.
Earth endures;
Stars abide--
Shine down in the old sea; ...

Eros, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

The sense of the world is short, --
Long and various the report, --
To love and be beloved;
M...

Étienne de la Boéce, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

I serve you not, if you I follow,
Shadowlike, o'er hill and hollow;
And bend my fancy to yo...

Experience, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

The lords of life, the lords of life, --
I saw them pass
In their own guise,
Like and unlike...

Fable, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

The mountain and the squirrel
Had a quarrel,
And the former called the latter 'Little Prig;
...

Fate, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Deep in the man sits fast his fate
To mould his fortunes, mean or great:
Unknown to Cromwell ...

Forbearance, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hast thou named all the birds without a gun?
Loved the wood-rose, and left it on its stalk?
...

Forerunners, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Long I followed happy guides,
I could never reach their sides;
Their step is forth, and, er...

Freedom, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Once I wished I might rehearse
Freedom's paean in my verse,
That the slave who caught the stra...

Friendship, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

A ruddy drop of manly blood
The surging sea outweighs,
The world uncertain comes and goes;
T...

Give All to Love, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Give all to love;
Obey thy heart;
Friends, kindred, days,
Estate, good fame,
Plans, c...

Good-bye, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Good-bye, proud world! I'm going home:
Thou art not my friend, and I'm not thine.
Long throu...

Guy, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mortal mixed of middle clay,
Attempered to the night and day,
Interchangeable with things,
...

Hamatreya, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Bulkeley, Hunt, Willard, Hosmer, Meriam, Flint,
Possessed the land which rendered to their...