Famous Nature Poem

Life is filled with many moments, and it’s impossible to remember all of them. However, certain things in life will always stick with us. Sometimes it’s a small and seemingly insignificant moment, but something about it strikes a chord with us, making it impossible to forget. Often, we remember specific sights and smells. Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836-1907) was a poet, novelist, traveler, and editor. His book The Story of a Bad Boy (1870) was based on his own childhood, and it impacted other writers. Mark Twain went on to write a similar story, Tom Sawyer, that was published five years later.

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Famous Poem


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My mind lets go a thousand things
Like dates of wars and deaths of kings,
And yet recalls the very hour--
'T was noon by yonder village tower,
And on the last blue noon in May--
The wind came briskly up this way,
Crisping the brook beside the road;
Then, pausing here, set down its load
Of pine-scents, and shook listlessly
Two petals from that wild-rose tree.


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