Poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Harp, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

One musician is sure,
His wisdom will not fail,
He has not tasted wine impure,
Nor bent to ...

Hermione, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

On a mound an Arab lay,
And sung his sweet regrets
And told his amulets:
The summer bird
Hi...

Heroism, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ruby wine is drunk by knaves,
Sugar spends to fatten slaves,
Rose and vine-leaf deck buffoons...

Holidays, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

From fall to spring, the russet acorn,
Fruit beloved of maid and boy,
Lent itself beneath th...

The House, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no architect
Can build as the Muse can;
She is skilful to select
Materials for her p...

The Humble-Bee, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Burly, dozing humble-bee,
Where thou art is clime for me.
Let them sail for Porto Rique,
Fa...

Hymn, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

SUNG AT THE SECOND CHURCH, AT THE ORDINATION OF REV. CHANDLER ROBBINS We love the venerable hou...

Illusions, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Flow, flow the waves hated,
Accursed, adored,
The waves of mutation;
No anchorage is.
Sl...

The Informing Spirit, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

I There is no great and no small
To the Soul that maketh all:
And where it cometh, all thi...

Initial, Daemonic and Celestial Love, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

I. THE INITIAL LOVE Venus, when her son was lost,
Cried him up and down the coast,
In hamle...

Letters, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every day brings a ship,
Every ship brings a word;
Well for those who have no fear.
Looking ...

Love and Thought, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Two well-assorted travellers use
The highway, Eros and the Muse.
From the twins is nothing hid...

Maiden Speech of the Aeolian Harp, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Soft and softlier hold me, friends!
Thanks if your genial care
Unbind and give me to the air.
...

Manners, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Grace, Beauty and Caprice
Build this golden portal;
Graceful women, chosen men,
Dazzle eve...

May-Day, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Daughter of Heaven and Earth, coy Spring,
With sudden passion languishing,
Teaching Barren m...