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The Poetry of Nature

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”

 “I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so studily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to it’s lowest terms…”

“The indescribable innocence and beneficence of nature – of sun and wind and rain, of summer and winter – such health, such cheer, they afford forever!”

Henry David Thoreau, Walden

 

4 Comments Post a comment
  1. Beautiful! Thanks.

    March 12, 2012
  2. Thank you for visiting my site, Kathie. Your site is truly inspirational.

    March 13, 2012
  3. This poem always gives me purpose, thank you.

    March 27, 2012
  4. Reblogged this on What is depression?.

    April 1, 2012

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