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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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West of Emerson: The Design of Manifest Destiny

Kris Fresonke - 2003 - 213 pages
...blooms in a damp nook, To please the desert and the sluggish brook, The purple petals, fallen in their pool, Made 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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Dickinson's Misery: A Theory of Lyric Reading

Virginia Jackson - 2005 - 298 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...sluggish brook. The purple petals, fallen in the pool, Make the black water with their beauty gay; Here might the red-bird come his plumes to cool, And court...
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A Year with Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2005 - 231 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 sluggish brook, The purpler petals, fallen in the pool, Made the black water with their beauty gay; Here might the red-bird...
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In Search of the Hidden Treasure

George Rapanos - 2006 - 296 pages
...our solitudes, I found the fresh Rhodora in the woods, Spreading its leafless blooms in a damp nook, The purple petals, fallen in the pool, Made the black water with their beauty gay; Here might the redbird come his plumes to cool, And court the flower that cheapens his array. Rhodora! if the sages...
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The Giant Book of Poetry

William Roetzheim - 2006 - 748 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 sluggish brook. 1 Form: Iambic pentameter, AABBCDCD end rhymes — Vocabulary: Rhodora: plant with rose-purple flowers:...
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