Label: Poetry

April 1, 2013

I love this poem, from an anthology that I published a number of years ago. Actually, this is prose that I adapted from WALDEN, written by the great American author, philosopher and naturalist, Henry David Thoreau. I think these lines scan beautifully as poetry, don’t you?

This whole earth which we inhabit

is but a point in space.

How far apart, think you,

dwell the two most distant inhabitants of yonder star,

the breadth of whose disk 

cannot be appreciated by our instruments?

Why should I feel lonely? 

Is not our planet in the Milky Way? 


Posted by: Seymour Simon

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