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Poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson


Water


The water understands
Civilization well;
It wets my foot, but prettily,
It chills my life, but wittily,
It is not disconcerted,
It is not broken-hearted:
Well used, it decketh joy,
Adorneth, doubleth joy:
Ill used, it will destroy,
In perfect time and measure
With a face of golden pleasure
Elegantly destroy.



Ralph Waldo Emerson


Ralph Waldo Emerson's other poems:
  1. Each and All
  2. Alphonso of Castile
  3. Bacchus
  4. Grace
  5. To J.W.


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