Poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Merlin I, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thy trivial harp will never please
Or fill my craving ear;
Its chords should ring as blows the...

Merlin II, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

The rhyme of the poet
Modulates the king's affairs;
Balance-loving Nature
Made all things in ...

Merlin's Song, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

I Of Merlin wise I learned a song, --
Sing it low or sing it loud,
It is mightier than the st...

Merops, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

What care I, so they stand the same, --
Things of the heavenly mind, --
How long the power to ...

Mithridates, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

I cannot spare water or wine,
Tobacco-leaf, or poppy, or rose;
From the earth-poles to the ...

Monadnoc, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thousand minstrels woke within me,
'Our music's in the hills; '--
Gayest pictures rose to win ...

Musketaquid, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Because I was content with these poor fields,
Low, open meads, slender and sluggish streams, ...

My Garden, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

If I could put my woods in song
And tell what's there enjoyed,
All men would to my gardens thr...

Nature, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

I A subtle chain of countless rings
The next unto the farthest brings;
The eye reads omens wh...

Nature I, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Winters know
Easily to shed the snow,
And the untaught Spring is wise
In cowslips and anemoni...

Nature II, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

She is gamesome and good,
But of mutable mood, --
No dreary repeater now and again,
She will...

Nemesis, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Already blushes on thy cheek
The bosom thought which thou must speak;
The bird, how far it ...

The Nun's Aspiration, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

The yesterday doth never smile,
The day goes drudging through the while,
Yet, in the name of...

Alphonso of Castile, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

I, Alphonso, live and learn,
Seeing Nature go astern.
Things deteriorate in kind;
Lemons r...

The Amulet, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Your picture smiles as first it smiled;
The ring you gave is still the same;
Your letter tell...