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Ralph Waldo Emerson

(1803 - 1882 / Boston / United States)

Culture


Can rules or tutors educate
The semigod whom we await?
He must be musical,
Tremulous, impressional,
Alive to gentle influence
Of landscape and of sky,
And tender to the spirit-touch
Of man's or maiden's eye:
But, to his native centre fast,
Shall into Future fuse the Past,
And the world's flowing fates in his own mould recast.

Submitted: Tuesday, April 06, 2010

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