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Essays & Poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson (Barnes & Noble Classics)

Essays & Poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson (Barnes & Noble Classics)
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Published 3 years ago

Website: Amazon
Manufacturer: Barnes & Noble Classics
Release date: 1 August 2005
ISBN-10 : 159308076X | ISBN-13: 9781593080761
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""The Rhodora" In May, when sea-winds pierced our solitudes, I found the fresh Rhodora in the woods, Spreading its leafless blooms in a damp nook, To please the desert and the sluggish brook. The purple petals, fallen in the pool, Made the black water with their beauty gay; Here might the red-bird come his plumes to cool, And court the flower that cheapens his array. Rhodora! if the sages ask thee why This charm is wasted on the earth and sky, Tell them, dear, that if eyes were made for seeing, "