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Comment 26 of 46, added on December 8th, 2007 at 5:39 PM.
It is amazing how two small lines can express so many feelings that we
encounter throughout our lives. in many of Thoreau's poems he talks about
honesty towards ourselves and others. after reading the other comments, i
realized how many people take words and thoughts the wrong way, and dont
truly understand life. They all miss his entire point which is dont fall
into the effects of society but be your own person and be true to that
person. Ignorant people say a lot to the world.
Taylor from Canada
Comment 25 of 46, added on April 12th, 2007 at 2:15 PM.
This doesn't explain anything to me!!!!!
from United States
Comment 24 of 46, added on March 20th, 2006 at 6:44 PM.
me and my awesome crap buddy made up a new poem that is rockkin like this
"life's a piece of shit,
when you consider it"
poopoo from Bosnia and Herzegovina
Comment 23 of 46, added on March 2nd, 2006 at 11:47 AM.
Hey this poem is awsome... it tells just how i would describe my life.
because my life is so messed up sometimes that i dont know what to do!
Amber Grant from United States
Comment 22 of 46, added on February 2nd, 2006 at 7:47 PM.
WOW this dude is so damn smart he just solved the meaning of living a poem
or why you should never hear another, write another, record another, read
another, and why another should never exist
Comment 21 of 46, added on January 30th, 2006 at 10:24 AM.
Thoreau wrote in his book Walden that the key to existence is, "Simplicity,
simplicity, simplicity." That sentiment is expressed in the structure of
this two-line poem. If it were filled with symbolic extended metaphors and
filled pages and pages of text, it would not reflect Thoreau's vision of
the world. Also, his text Walden also explains that he went to the woods
to experience life in its basest form and discover what it truly meant to
live. That is the message of the poem, too, to live rather than write
about the possibility of living.
Jim McGowan from United States
Comment 20 of 46, added on December 31st, 2005 at 3:06 PM.
noble from United States
Comment 19 of 46, added on November 26th, 2005 at 6:48 AM.
what more could one say
Comment 18 of 46, added on November 18th, 2005 at 11:32 AM.
It is interesting how 2 simple lines can create so much inquiry, which is
true to Thoreau's style. To me, it is a simple reminder that in all life is
poetry, and it is impossible to truly be in the experience of something and
to analyze it at the same moment. Perhaps we should let our lives unfold
while we truly engage in the experience of it, rather than worry or
manipulate it into what we think it has to be. The experience is what makes
it rich, the poetry is the after thought.
HeatherR from United States
Comment 17 of 46, added on November 11th, 2005 at 11:14 AM.
Finding poetry like this, and I know that I am alive... as well. Powerful.
I dare not say more. www.these-shoes.blogspot.com
from South Africa
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