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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Post by ATouchofHeart on March 23rd 2013, 1:37 am

American Transcendentalist,
Ralph Waldo Emerson.


If thou canst bear
Strong meat of simple truth
If thou durst my words compare
With what thou thinkest in my soulís free youth,
Then take this fact unto thy soul,--
God dwells in thee.
It is no metaphor nor parable,
It is unknown to thousands, and to thee;
Yet there is God.

Give up to thy soul--
Let it have its way--
It is, I tell thee, God himself,
The selfsame One that rules the Whole,
Thoí he speaks throí thee with a stifled voice,
And looks through thee, shorn of his beams.
But if thou listen to his voice,
If thou obey the royal thought,
It will grow clearer to thine ear,
More glorious to thine eye.
The clouds will burst that veil him now
And thou shalt see the Lord.


This is the reason why thou dost recognize
Things now first revealed,
Because in thee resides
The Spirit that lives in all;
And thou canst learn the laws of nature
Because its author is latent in thy breast.


Shall I ask wealth or power of God, who gave
An image of himself to be my soul?
As well might swilling ocean ask a wave,
Or the starred firmament a dying coal,--
For that which is in me lives in the whole.




my fingers were guided tonight while visiting a website on Greece.

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Post by Guest on March 23rd 2013, 2:42 am

Hi Deb,
An excellent quote.
I am in complete agreement with it.
Thank you for posting it.
Stephen

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Post by Aussiepom on March 23rd 2013, 7:00 am

I do like these quotes,Deb. I always find something in them that I can connect with.

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Post by Taurus20 on March 23rd 2013, 9:15 am

Good Post I do remember this one!
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Post by ATouchofHeart on March 23rd 2013, 11:31 am

Thanks everyone.

Several years ago I accidentally came across one of his poems that I read that was amazing. Before I became who I am now it awakened my perception of spirit.

I don't remember which one it was.
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