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Emerson: Poems (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets)

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From the selected works of such celebrated and beloved poets as W. H. Auden, Robert and Elizabeth Browning, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, and William Shakespeare, to anthologies on Jazz and Blues and Beat Poets, to collections on the timeless themes of love and marriage, friendship and motherhood, the Everymans Library Pocket Poets set has it all. Theres something for everyone to enjoy in this 75-volume set, from Animal Poems to Zen Poems. Each book comes in an elegant 256-page pocket-sized hardcover edition (4 1/8" x 6 1/4"), with full-cloth covers, lovely illustrated and jewel-tone jackets, silk ribbon markers, and gold stamping. Perfect for your home library, or as a gift for any occasion.

This set includes one each of the following titles:

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry edited by Peter Washington

Animal Poems edited by John Hollander

Anna Akhmatova by Anna Akhmatova

Auden: Poems by W. H. Auden

Baudelaire: Poems by Charles Baudelaire

Beat Poets edited by Carmela Ciuraru

Blake: Poems by William Blake

Blues Poems edited by Kevin Young

Browning: Poems by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Byron: Poems by Lord Byron, G. Gordon

Chinese Erotic Poems edited by Tony Barnstone and Chou Ping

Christmas Poems edited by Peter Washington

Coleridge: Poems by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Comic Poems edited by Peter Washington

Conversation Pieces by Kurt Brown

The Dance edited by Emily Fragos

Dickinson: Poems by Emily Dickinson

Doggerel edited by Carmela Ciuraru

Donne: Poems by John Donne

Eliot: Poems by T. S. Eliot

Emerson: Poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Emily Bronte: Poems by Emily Bronte

Erotic Poems edited by Peter Washington

Eugene Onegin and Other Poems by Alexander Pushkin

Fatherhood edited by Carmela Ciuraru

Friendship Poems edited by Peter Washington

Frost: Poems by Robert Frost

Garden Poems edited by John Hollander

The Great Cat edited by Emily Fragos

Haiku edited by Peter Washington

Hardy: Poems by Thomas Hardy

Herbert: Poems by George Herbert

Hopkins: Poems by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Hughes: Poems by Langston Hughes

Indian Love Poems edited by Meena Alexander

Jazz Poems edited by Kevin Young

Keats: Poems by John Keats

Kipling: Poems by Rudyard Kipling

Letters by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Love Letters edited by Peter Washington

Love Poems edited by Peter Washington

Love Songs and Sonnets edited by Peter Washington

Love Speaks Its Name by J. D. McClatchy

Lullabies and Poems for Children edited by Diana Secker Larson

Marriage Poems edited by John Hollander

Marvell: Poems by Andrew Marvell

Milton: Poems by John Milton

Motherhood edited by Carmela Ciuraru

On Wings of Song by J. D. McClatchy

Persian Poets edited by Peter Washington

Plath: Poems by Sylvia Plath

Poe: Poems by Edgar Allen Poe

Poems Bewitched and Haunted edited by John Hollander

Poems by Edwin Arlington Robinson

Poems by Robert Burns

Poems of Mourning edited by Peter Washington

Poems of New York edited by Elizabeth Schmidt

Poems of Sleep and Dreams edited by Peter Washington

Poems of the American West edited by Robert Mezey

Poems of the Sea by J. D. McClatchy

Prayers edited by Peter Washington

Rilke: Poems by Rainer Maria Rilke

Rimbaud: Poems by Arthur Rimbaud

The Roman Poets edited by Peter Washington

Rossetti: Poems by Christina Rossetti

Shakespeare: Poems by William Shakespeart

Shelley: Poems by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Solitude edited by Carmela Ciuraru

Sonnets edited by John Hollander

Stevens: Poems by Wallace Stevens

Tennyson: Poems by Lord Alfred Tennyson

War Poems edited by Peter Washington

Whitman: Poems by Walt Whitman

Wordsworth: Poems by William Wordsworth

Zen Poems edited by Peter Harris

Everymans Library continues to maintain its original commitment to publishing the most significant world literature in editions that reflect a tradition of fine bookmaking. Everymans Library pursues the highest standards, utilizing modern prepress, printing, and binding technologies to produce classically designed books printed on acid-free natural-cream-colored text paper and including Smyth-sewn, signatures, full-cloth cases with two-color case stamping, decorative endpapers, silk ribbon markers, and European-style half-round spines.

Synopsis:

Ralph Waldo Emerson is one of the best-loved figures in nineteenth-century American literature. Though he earned his central place in our culture as an essayist and philosopher, since his death his reputation as a poet has grown as well.

Known for challenging traditional thought and for his faith in the individual, Emerson was the chief spokesman for the Transcendentalist movement. His poems speak to his most passionately held belief: that external authority should be disregarded in favor of ones own experience. From the embattled farmers who “fired the shot heard round the world” in the stirring “Concord Hymn,” to the flower in “The Rhodora,” whose existence demonstrates “that if eyes were made for seeing, / Then Beauty is its own excuse for being,” Emerson celebrates the existence of the sublime in the human and in nature.

Combining intensity of feeling with his famous idealism, Emersons poems reveal a moving, more intimate side of the man revered as the Sage of Concord.

About the Author

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803­—1882) was a renowned lecturer and writer, whose ideas on philosophy, religion, and literature influenced many writers, including Henry David Thoreau and Walt Whitman. After an undergraduate career at Harvard, he studied at Harvard Divinity School and became an ordained minister, continuing a long line of ministers in his family. He traveled widely and lectured, and became well known for his publications Essays and Nature.

Table of Contents

From POEMS (1847)

The Rhodora

The Humble-Bee

Fable

Astræa

Etienne de la Boe´ce

Suum Cuique

Compensation

Forbearance

Berrying

Thine Eyes Still Shined

Eros

Loss and Gain

Hamatreya

The Snow-Storm

Painting and Sculpture

Holidays

From the Persian of Hafiz

Ghaselle

Xenophanes

The Days Ration

Blight

Musketaquid

Hymn (‘By the rude bridge that arched the flood)

The Sphinx

Each and All

The Problem

To Rhea

The Visit

Uriel

The World-Soul

From MAY-DAY AND OTHER PIECES (1867)

Brahma

Nemesis

Fate

Freedom

Ode Sung in the Town Hall

Boston Hymn

Love and Thought

Lovers Petition

Una

Letters

Rubies

Merlins Song

The Test

Nature I

Nature II

The Romany Girl

My Garden

The Titmouse

Days

Sea-Shore

Two Rivers

Waldeinsamkeit

Terminus

The Past

Experience

Compensation

Culture

Politics

Heroism

Character

Friendship

Beauty

Manners

Art

Spiritual Laws

Unity

Worship

Quatrains

From SELECTED POEMS (1876)

The Nuns Aspiration

Hymn (‘We love the venerable house)

Cupido

Boston

Silence

The Three Dimensions

Motto to ‘The Poet

Motto to ‘Gifts

Motto to ‘Nature

Motto to ‘Nominalist and Realist

Motto to ‘History

South Wind

From THE UNPUBLISHED POEMS

‘William does thy frigid soul

‘Perhaps thy lot in life is higher

Song

‘I spread my gorgeous sail

‘O what is Heaven but the fellowship

‘Ah strange strange strange

‘See yonder leafless trees against the sky

‘Do that which you can do

‘Few are free

Van Buren

The Future

Rex

‘And when I am entombed in my place

‘Bard or dunce is blest, but hard

‘It takes philosopher or fool

‘Tell men what they knew before

‘I use the knife

‘There is no evil but can speak

‘The sea reflects the rosy sky

‘In this sour world, O summerwind

‘Look danger in the eye it vanishes

‘As I walked in the wood

‘I sat upon the ground

‘Good Charles the springs adorer

‘Around the man who seeks a noble end

‘In the deep heart of man a poet dwells

‘O what are heroes prophets men

‘Yet sometime to the sorrow stricken

The Bohemian Hymn

‘Kind & holy were the words

‘Divine Inviters! I accept

‘Go if thou wilt ambrosial Flower

‘In Walden wood the chickadee

‘Star seer Copernicus

‘At last the poet spoke

‘I grieve that better souls than mine

Nantasket

Water

‘Where the fungus broad & red

‘From the stores of eldest Matter

‘And the best gift of God

‘Stout Sparta shrined the god of Laughter

‘Brother, no decrepitude

‘Who knows this or that

‘Saadi loved the new & old

‘And as the light divided the dark

‘When devils bite

‘Comfort with a purring cat

‘I cannot find a place so lonely

‘This shining hour is an edifice

‘The sparrow is rich in her nest

‘Bended to fops who bent to him

Elizabeth Hoar

‘Cloud upon cloud

‘Since the devil hopping on

‘Poets are colorpots

‘Thanks to those who go & come

‘I must not borrow light

‘Comrade of the snow & wind

‘God only knew how Saadi dined

‘Friends to me are frozen wine

‘That each should in his house abide

New England Capitalist

‘On a raisin stone

‘Go out into Nature and plant trees

‘Pale Genius roves alone

‘Burn your literary verses

‘Intellect gravely broods apart on joy

‘The civil world will much forgive

‘Mask thy wisdom with delight

‘Roomy Eternity

Terminus

‘More sweet than my refrain

‘O Boston city lecture-hearing

‘A patch of meadow & upland

‘And he like me is not too proud

‘Park & ponds are good by day

‘For Lyra yet shall be the pole

‘A score of airy miles will smooth

‘All things rehearse

‘Pedants all

‘I leave the book, I leave the wine

‘Easy to match what others do

‘If wishes would carry me over the land

Maia

‘Seyd planted where the deluge ploughed

‘Forbore the ant hill, shunned to tread

‘Borrow Uranias subtile wings

‘The comrade or the book is good

‘Is the pace of nature slow?

‘Why honor the new men

‘Think not the gods receive thy prayer

‘Inspired we must forget our books

‘Upon a rock yet uncreate

LONGER POEMS

Woodnotes I

May-Day

The Adirondacs

From The Poet

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400043163
Editor:
Washington, Peter
Publisher:
Everyman's Library
Editor:
Washington, Peter
Author:
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Author:
Everyman's Library
Location:
New York
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Single Author - British & Irish
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
poetry;literature;american
Copyright:
Series:
Everyman's Library Pocket Poets
Series Volume:
2002-106
Publication Date:
20040931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
6.60x4.52x.78 in. .52 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Ralph Waldo Emerson is one of the best-loved figures in nineteenth-century American literature. Though he earned his central place in our culture as an essayist and philosopher, since his death his reputation as a poet has grown as well.

Known for challenging traditional thought and for his faith in the individual, Emerson was the chief spokesman for the Transcendentalist movement. His poems speak to his most passionately held belief: that external authority should be disregarded in favor of ones own experience. From the embattled farmers who “fired the shot heard round the world” in the stirring “Concord Hymn,” to the flower in “The Rhodora,” whose existence demonstrates “that if eyes were made for seeing, / Then Beauty is its own excuse for being,” Emerson celebrates the existence of the sublime in the human and in nature.

Combining intensity of feeling with his famous idealism, Emersons poems reveal a moving, more intimate side of the man revered as the Sage of Concord.

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