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" IN May, when sea-winds pierced our solitudes, I found the fresh Rhodora in the woods, Spreading its leafless blooms in a damp nook, To please the desert and the sluggish brook. The purple petals fallen in the pool Made the black water with their beauty... "
The Ladies' Companion - Page 43
1857
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Complete Works, Volume 9

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1883
...when sea-winds pierced our solitudes, I found the fresh Rhodora in the woods, Spreading its leafless blooms in a damp nook, To please the desert and the...black water with their beauty gay; Here might the red-bird come his plumes to cool, And court the flower that cheapens his array. Rhodora! if the sages...
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A Natural History Reader for School and Home

1883 - 414 pages
...when sea- winds pierced our solitudes, I found the fresh rhodora in the woods, Spreading its leafless blooms in a damp nook, To please the desert and the...purple petals, fallen in the pool, Made the black waters with their beauty gay : Here might the red-bird come his plumes to cool, And court the flower...
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Southwestern Journal of Education, Volume 8

1890
...sea-winds pierce our solitudes, We find the fresh Rhodora in the woods, Spreading its leafless blossoms in a damp nook, To please the desert and the sluggish brook. The purple petals, fallen in the pool, Make the dark water with the beauty gay; Here might the red-bird come his plumes to cool, And court...
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New England Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly, Volume 40

1909 - 880 pages
...rhodora. There it is, covering the ground with the low bushes of pinkish purple; " spreading its leafless blooms in a damp nook to please the desert and the sluggish brook." Never was a botanical description more exact and definite than Emerson's lines " To the Rhodora," with...
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Overland Monthly

1885 - 686 pages
...when sea winds pierced our solitudes, I found the fresh Rhodora in the woods, Spreading its leafless blooms in a damp nook, To please the desert and the...black water with their beauty gay ; Here might the red-bird come his plumes to cool, And court the flower that cheapens his array. Rhodora ! if the sages...
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Glimpses of the Animate World; Or, Science and Literature of Natural History ...

1885 - 414 pages
...when sea-winds pierced our solitudes, I found the fresh rhodora in the woods, Spreading its leafless blooms in a damp nook, To please the desert and the...purple petals, fallen in the pool, Made the black waters with their beauty gay : Here might the red-bird come his plumes to cool, And court the flower...
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Beautiful Wild Flowers of America, from Original Water-color Drawings After ...

Isaac Sprague - 1885 - 136 pages
...fresh Rhodora in the woods, Spreading its leafless blooms in a damp nook, To please the desert and a sluggish brook; The purple petals fallen in the pool Made the black waters with their beauty gay;— Here might the red-bird come his plumes to cool, And court the flower...
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Flowers and Ferns of America, Volume 1

Alpheus Baker Hervey - 1885 - 234 pages
...fresh Rhodora in the woods, Spreading its leafless blooms in a damp nook, To please the desert and a sluggish brook; The purple petals fallen in the pool Made the black waters with their beauty gay; — Here might the red-bird come his plumes to cool, And court the flower...
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Quiet Hour: A Collection of Poems

1886 - 204 pages
...sea-winds pierced our solitudes, -*- I found the fresh Rhodora in the woods, Spreading its leafless blooms in a damp nook, To please the desert and the...black water with their beauty gay ; Here might the red-bird come his plumes to cool, And court the flower that cheapens his array. Rhodora ! if the sages...
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Three Americans and Three Englishmen: Lectures Read Before the Students of ...

Charles Frederick Johnson - 1886 - 245 pages
...when sea-winds pierced our solitudes, I found the fresh Itlwdora in the woods, Spreading its leafless blooms in a damp nook, To please the desert, and the sluggish In,oak. The purple petals, fallen in the pool, Made the black water with their beauty gay — Here...
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