“May be true what I had heard,
Earth’s a howling wilderness
Truculent with fraud and force,”
Said I, strolling through the pastures,
And along the riverside.
Caught among the blackberry vines,
Feeding on the Ethiops sweet,
Pleasant fancies overtook me:
I said, “What influence me preferred
Elect to dreams thus beautiful?”
The vines replied, “And didst thou deem
No wisdom to our berries went?”

Analysis, meaning and summary of Ralph Waldo Emerson's poem Berrying

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  1. Kristina says:

    I think that this poem actually is about how looks are deceiving and that we think we can outsmart everything, when really in turn the unexpected happens.

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