Parks and ponds

By Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803–1882 Ralph Waldo Emerson
Parks and ponds are good by day;
I do not delight
In black acres of the night,
Nor my unseasoned step disturbs
The sleeps of trees or dreams of herbs.

Source: Poets of the English Language (Viking Press, 1950)

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Poet Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803–1882

POET’S REGION U.S., New England

Subjects Nature, Activities, Travels & Journeys, Landscapes & Pastorals, Arts & Sciences, Philosophy, Social Commentaries, Town & Country Life

Poetic Terms Aphorism

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Ralph Waldo Emerson—a New England preacher, essayist, lecturer, poet, and philosopher—was one of the most influential writers and thinkers of the nineteenth century in the United States. Emerson was also the first major American literary and intellectual figure to widely explore, write seriously about, and seek to broaden the domestic audience for classical Asian and Middle Eastern works. He not only gave countless readers their . . .

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SUBJECT Nature, Activities, Travels & Journeys, Landscapes & Pastorals, Arts & Sciences, Philosophy, Social Commentaries, Town & Country Life

POET’S REGION U.S., New England

Poetic Terms Aphorism

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