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Poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson


Fate


DEEP in the man sits fast his fate
To mould his fortunes, mean or great:
Unknown to Cromwell as to me
Was Cromwell's measure or degree;
Unknown to him as to his horse,
If he than his groom be better or worse.
He works, plots, fights, in rude affairs,
With squires, lords, kings, his craft compares,
Till late he learned, through doubt and fear,
Broad England harbored not his peer:
Obeying time, the last to own
The Genius from its cloudy throne.
For the prevision is allied
Unto the thing so signified;
Or say, the foresight that awaits
Is the same Genius that creates. 



Ralph Waldo Emerson


Ralph Waldo Emerson's other poems:
  1. Alphonso of Castile
  2. To Rhea
  3. The Visit
  4. Each and All
  5. The Problem


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • George MacDonald Fate ("Oft, as I rest in quiet peace, am I")
  • Francis Bret Harte Fate ("The sky is clouded, the rocks are bare")

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