Tue, Apr 16, 2013
Poem in Your Pocket
By Henry David Thoreau
Submitted by Wes Mott (Humanities and Arts)
My life has been the poem I would have writ,
But I could not both live and utter it.
From the “Friday” chapter of A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
kboudreau - who has written 45 posts on Humanities & Arts.
Wes writes, “I’ve always liked [these] lines. I’ve never been sure whether [the poem] is an expression of the dynamic wonder of life itself, or a pathetic little excuse for being an unproductive writer!”
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