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Poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson


The sense of the world is short, -
Long and various the report, -
To love and be beloved;
Men and gods have not outlearned it;
And, how oft soe'er they've turned it,
'Tis not to be improved.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson's other poems:
  1. Bacchus
  2. Terminus
  3. Ode to Beauty
  4. Threnody
  5. Concord Hymn

Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Coventry Patmore Eros ("Bright thro' the valley gallops the brooklet")
  • Robert Bridges Eros ("Why hast thou nothing in thy face?")

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