Henry David Thoreau – Four Poems

May 6, 2015



Today marks the anniversary of the death of Henry David Thoreau…

In honor of the occasion, here are four of our favorite poems of his.


These poems are all found in the volume Excursions and Poems,
which is available as a FREE ebook in a variety of formats from Project Gutenberg!

The Thaw
Henry David Thoreau

I saw the civil sun drying earth’s tears,
Her tears of joy that only faster flowed.

Fain would I stretch me by the highway-side
To thaw and trickle with the melting snow;
That mingled, soul and body, with the tide,
I too may through the pores of nature flow.



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