A Nation’s Strength

by┬áRalph Waldo Emerson   What makes a nation's pillars high And its foundations strong? What makes it mighty to defy The foes that round it throng? It is not gold. Its kingdoms grand Go down in battle shock; Its shafts are laid on sinking sand, Not on abiding rock. Is it the sword? Ask the … Continue reading A Nation’s Strength


Be thankful. For round you, Thy life there is a world Without conscience Without light. To; All thee who live And all thee who strive Strife may not as yet Have touched your bones. So Be thankful. For the lark & the light And the music of the night And its kingdom. So far from … Continue reading IN THE KINGDOM OF NIGHT (Be Thankful)