Poetic Musings on Nature

Around me stood the oaks and firs;
Pine-cones and acorns lay on the ground;
Over me soared the eternal sky,
Full of light and of deity;
Again I saw, again I heard,
The rolling river, the morning bird; —
Beauty through my senses stole;
I yielded myself to the perfect whole.

A few lines from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s beautiful poem ‘Each and All’. Emerson’s masterpiece invites us to reflect on our place in nature, the form and function of beauty, and the nature of truth. You can listen to (and watch) an animated version of the life affirming ‘Each and All’ below.  Enjoy!

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