Henry David Thoreau

(12 July 1817 – 6 May 1862 / Concord, Massachusetts)

I Was Made Erect And Lone - Poem 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 center 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.


Comments about I Was Made Erect And Lone by Henry David Thoreau

  • Rookie - 75 Points Floyd Biggie Hwende (10/7/2014 11:08:00 AM)

    what does it mean. you are hiding a lot of things and loosing the meaning (Report) Reply

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  • Freshman - 826 Points Birgitta Abimbola Heikka (3/30/2014 10:54:00 AM)

    Love the rhythm of this poem. Well written. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 26, 2012

Poem Edited: Thursday, April 26, 2012


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