Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Favorite Quotation 092705 [Ralph Waldo Emerson]

Earth laughs in flowers…

--Ralph Waldo Emerson(1803-1882)

Source: The Columbia World of Quotations, 1996
http://www.bartleby.com/66/

Why the laughter?

…to see her boastful boys,
Earth-proud, proud of the earth which is not theirs;
Who steer the plough, but cannot steer their feet
Clear of the grave.

From his poem, “Hamatreya”
Full-text at:
http://www.emersoncentral.com/poems/hamatreya.htm

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