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Ralph Waldo Emerson

(1803 - 1882 / Boston / United States)

Eros


The sense of the world is short, -
Long and various the report, -
To love and be beloved;
Men and gods have not outlearned it;
And, how oft soe'er they've turned it,
'Tis not to be improved.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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