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Comment 19 of 89, added on November 26th, 2005 at 6:48 AM.

what more could one say

mate from Australia
Comment 18 of 89, 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 89, 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

ScribbleSquirrel from South Africa
Comment 16 of 89, added on October 22nd, 2005 at 3:34 PM.

this poem is short and sweet but with real deep meanings..its all about the
life of evey individual which gives u a chance just to know ur life
better..poem is deeply touching heart with simple words......

ashka from United States
Comment 15 of 89, added on September 28th, 2005 at 6:39 PM.

When you solve a puzzle, puzzle is no longer offer a meaning, whereas, poem
and puzzle cannot survive together; taste of poem will be bleeding.
Therefore, i say, if I have to solve a puzzle in a poem, I would rather buy
a puzzle book.

sal from United States
Comment 14 of 89, added on August 18th, 2005 at 9:57 AM.

Beautiful. I will reluctantly write that many times I try to analyze
poetry, stories, etc., and really want to be a genius at interpretation,
but unfortunately I am not. I go with my first gut reaction to what I
read, and this one gave me chills.

margaret from United States
Comment 13 of 89, added on July 27th, 2005 at 1:19 PM.

Very deep. I think the poet is saying that his life has been exactly what
he would have chosen it to be. It's exactly the way he would have written
it had he been able to write his own destiny.

Elizabeth from Canada
Comment 12 of 89, added on July 2nd, 2005 at 11:39 AM.

nice poem give warmth to heart

anjum faraz from India
Comment 11 of 89, added on June 24th, 2005 at 7:55 AM.

Take the Life that you have and give it your best...
Think positive, be happy let God do the rest...
Take the challenges that life has laid at your feet...
Take pride and be thankful for each one you meet...
To yourself give forgiveness if you stumble and fall...
Take each day that is dealt you and give it your all...
Take the love that you're given and return it with care...
Have faith that when needed it will always be there...
Take time to find the beauty in the things that you see...
Take life's simple pleasures let them set your heart free...
The idea here is simply to even the score...
As you are met and faced with Life's Tug of War

athotshimrah from India
Comment 10 of 89, added on April 7th, 2005 at 3:18 PM.

love it so much

trevor S from United States

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Poet: Henry David Thoreau
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