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POM: April 26


This is oh so Thoreau. The way he observes nature, breaking the whole into bits without dissembling the phenomena.

 Mist by Henry David Thoreau

Low-anchored cloud,

Newfoundland air,

Fountain-head and source of rivers,

Dew-cloth, dream-drapery,

And napkin spread by fays;

Drifting meadow of the air,

Where bloom the daisied banks and violets,

And in whose fenny labyrinth

The bittern booms and heron wades;

Spirit of lakes and seas and rivers,—

Bear only perfumes and the scent

Of healing herbs to just men’s fields.

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2 thoughts on “POM: April 26

  1. A beautiful poem

    But I gotta admit… when I read the word “fountain-head,” my brain said “Thoreau likes Ayn Rand? Whatta schmuck!”

  2. Maybe it is she who likes Thoreau. I’m not thinking the T-man would be an Ann fan.

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