I Was Made Erect and Lone by Henry David Thoreau


I was made erect and lone,
And within me is the bone;
Still my vision will be clear,
Still my life will not be drear,
To the centre all is near.
Where I sit there is my throne.
If age choose to sit apart,
If age choose, give me the start,
Take the sap and leave the heart.

Henry David Thoreau


About russellboyle.com

Russell Boyle is a mathematics teacher, writer, and poet. His poetry anthologies are titled The Beginning, Footprints and Loneliness. Russell is the author of the Year 7 to 8 Mathematics Short-Answer Tasks, the Year 7 to 10 Mathematics Multiple-Choice Tasks, the Year 9 Extended-Response Tasks, the solutions to the Year 12 VCAA Mathematics Exams and the Web-Programming For Beginners series of courses. Sample poems and questions may be downloaded from http://russellboyle.com
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3 Responses to I Was Made Erect and Lone by Henry David Thoreau

  1. Tom Gething says:

    I think he was better at prose than poetry 🙂

  2. Simply beautiful. I’ve never read any of Thoreau’s poetry. Did he write many poems?

  3. Aquileana says:

    Absolutely stunning, dear Russell.
    Sending you all my best wishes!. Aquileana 😀

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