in Famous Poems
Though all the fates should prove unkind,
Leave not your native land behind.
The ship, becalmed, at length stands still;
The steed must rest beneath the hill;
Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 - May 6, 1862) (pronounced Thaw-roe) was an American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist and historian. He is perhaps best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay Civil Disobedience, an argument for an individual's responsibility in determining if their government's position is immoral or unjust. He was a contemporary and close friend of famous poet and writer Ralph Waldo Emerson.
A lecture on Henry David Thoreau's Walden given by Professor Annette Woodlief at Virginia Commonwealth University
I knew a man by sight,
A blameless wight,
Who, for a year or more,
Had daily passed my door,
This poem is amazing, and it's touching and shows us this particular experience. I love the way the poet portrays this event.