Ralph Waldo Emerson

(1803 - 1882 / Boston / United States)

Ralph Waldo Emerson Poems

61. Ode 1/3/2003
62. Nemesis 1/3/2003
63. Nature 4/6/2010
64. My Garden 1/3/2003
65. Musketaquid 1/13/2003
66. Monadnoc 1/13/2003
67. Mithridates 1/13/2003
68. Merops 1/13/2003
69. Merlin's Song 4/6/2010
70. Merlin II 1/13/2003
71. Merlin I 1/13/2003
72. May-Day 4/6/2010
73. Manners 4/6/2010
74. Lover's Petition 4/6/2010
75. Love And Thought 4/6/2010
76. Loss And Gain 1/13/2003
77. Letters 4/6/2010
78. Initial Love 1/13/2003
79. In Memoriam 4/6/2010
80. Heroism 4/6/2010

A Nation's Strength

What makes a nation's pillars high
And its foundations strong?
What makes it mighty to defy
The foes that round it throng?

It is not gold. Its kingdoms grand
Go down in battle shock;
Its shafts are laid on sinking sand,
Not on abiding rock.

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