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Ralph Waldo Emerson
Poems



BOSTON AND NEW YORK HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN AND COMPANY
The Riverside Press, Cambridge 1904

COPYRIGHT, 1867 AND 1876, BY RALPH WALDO EMERSON
COPYRIGHT, 1883, 1895, AND 1904, BY EDWARD W. EMERSON
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Preface

I. Poems
Good-bye
Each and All
The Problem
To Rhea
The Visit
Uriel
The World-Soul
The Sphinx
Alphonso of Castile
Mithridates
To J. W.
Destiny
Guy
Hamatreya
Earth-Song
The Rhodora:
The Humble-Bee
Berrying
The Snow-Storm
Woodnotes I
Woodnotes II
Monadnoc
Fable
Ode
Astraea
Etienne de la Boece
Compensation
Forbearance
The Park
Forerunners
Sursum Corda
Ode to Beauty
Give All to Love
To Ellen at the South
To Ellen
To Eva
Lines
The Violet
The Amulet
Thine Eyes Still Shined
Eros
Hermione

Initial, Demonic and Celestial Love
I The Initial Love
II The Demonic Love
III The Celestial Love
The Apology
Merlin I
Merlin II
Bacchus
Merops
The House
Saadi
Holidays
Xenophanes
The Day's Ration
Blight
Musketaquid
Dirge
Threnody
Concord Hymn

II. May-Day and Other Pieces
May-Day
The Adirondacs
Brahma
Nemesis
Fate
Freedom
Ode
Boston Hymn
Voluntaries I
Voluntaries II
Voluntaries III
Voluntaries IV
Voluntaries V
Love and Thought
Una
Boston
Letters
Rubies
Merlin's Song I
Merlin's Song II
The Test
Solution
Hymn
Nature I
Nature II
The Romany Girl
Days
My Garden
The Chartist's Complaint
The Titmouse
The Harp
Seashore
Song of Nature
Two Rivers
Waldeinsamkeit
Terminus
The Nun's Aspiration
April
Maiden Speech of the Ĉolian Harp
Cupido
The Past
The Last Farewell
In Memoriam

III. Elements and Mottoes
Experience
Compensation
Politics
Heroism
Character
Culture
Friendship
Spiritual Laws
Beauty
Manners
Art
Unity
Worship
Prudence
Nature I
Nature II
The Informing Spirit
Circles
Intellect
Gifts
Promise
Caritas
Power
Wealth
Illusions

IV. Quatrains and Translations

Quatrains
A. H.
Hush!
Orator
Artist
Poet
Poet
Botanist
Gardener
Forester
Northman
From Alcuin
Excelsior
S. H.
Borrowing From the French
Nature
Fate
Horoscope
Power
Climacteric
Heri, Cras, Hodie
Memory
Love
Sacrifice
Pericles
Casella
Shakspeare
Hafiz
Nature in Leasts
"They enjoy a tearless age."

Translations
Sonnet of Michel Angelo Buonarotti
The Exile From the Persian of Kermani
From Hafiz
Epitaph
Friendship
From Omar Khayyam
From Ali Ben Abu Taleb
Fragment on the Poet and the Poetic Gift I
From Ibn Jemin
Fragment on the Poet and the Poetic Gift II
The Flute
Fragment on the Poet and the Poetic Gift III
Fragment on the Poet and the Poetic Gift IV
To the Shah, from Hafiz
Fragment on the Poet and the Poetic Gift V
To the Shah, from Enweri
To the Shah, from Enweri
Fragment
Song of Seud Nimetollah of Kuhistan
Fragment
Fragment

V. Appendix
Fragment
The Poet I
Fragment
The Poet II
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment

Fragments on Nature and Life

Nature
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment

Fragment
Fragment

The Heavens
Fragment

Transition
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment

The Garden
Fragment
Fragment

Birds
Fragment

Water
Fragment

Nahant
Fragment

Sunrise
Fragment

Night in June
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment

Maia
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment

Life
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment

Rex
Fragment
Fragment

Suum Cuique
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
Fragment
The Bohemian Hymn
Grace
Insight
Pan
Monadnoc from Afar
September
Eros
October
Peter's Field
Music
The Walk
Cosmos
The Miracle
The Waterfall
Walden
The Enchanter
Written in a Volume of Goethe
Riches
Philosopher
Intellect
Limits
Inscription for a Well in Memory of the Martyrs of the War
The Exile

VI. Poems of Youth and Early Manhood
The Bell
Thought
Prayer
Poem
Poem
To-Day
Fame
The Summons
The River
Good Hope
Lines to Ellen
Security
Poem
A Mountain Grave
A Letter
Poem
Hymn
Poem
Self-Reliance
Written in Naples
Written at Rome

Webster
1831
From the Phi Beta Kappa Poem
1854
Personae

Terms Defined

Referenced Works