Quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson

I, in my pleached garden, watched the pomp,
Forgot my morning wishes, hastily
Took a few herbs and apples, and the Day
Turned and departed silent. I, too late,
Under her solemn fillet saw the scorn.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Days," May-Day and Other Pieces (1867).
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