I Was Made Erect and Lone by Henry David Thoreau

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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
1817–1862

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Russell Boyle, of russellboyle.com, is a mathematics teacher, writer, and poet. Russell is the author of a number of teaching resources, including 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. Russell's poetry anthologies are titled The Beginning, Footprints and Loneliness.
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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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