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Ralph Waldo Emerson - The Apology

Think me not unkind and rude,
That I walk alone in grove and glen;
I go to the god of the wood
To fetch his word to men.

Tax not my sloth that I
Fold my arms beside the brook;
Each cloud that floated in the sky
Writes a letter in my book.

Chide me not, laborious band,
For the idle flowers I brought;
Every aster in my hand
Goes home loaded with a thought.

There was never mystery,
But 'tis figured in the flowers,
Was never secret history,
But birds tell it in the bowers.

One harvest from thy field
Homeward brought the oxen strong;
A second crop thine acres yield,
Which I gather in a song.

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Poet: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Poem: The Apology

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Comment 16 of 17, added on October 16th, 2015 at 10:18 AM.

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Comment 15 of 17, added on September 25th, 2015 at 10:54 AM.

Ralph waldo was never apologising to anyone, but rather trying to hook people with the use and importance of nature. So one should not things negative about his work.

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