Adapted from Emerson’s “The Poet”

  1. In the beginning…

God created and he said:

“Thou ART”

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  1. And when we take a moment to listen:

“we hear those primal warblings, and attempt to write them down”



“words are also actions, and actions…a kind of words”

  1. “every word was once a poem”


“each word was at first a stroke of genius”


“Because for the moment it symbolized the world to the first speaker and hearer”


  1. “Every new relation is a new word”

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  1. It is a belief that:

“Man is only half himself, the other half is his expression”


“All things are one”


“By God, it is in me, and must go forth of me”

  1. Now I stand here, balked and dumb, stuttering and stammering, hissed and hooted.

I stand and I strive, until at last, rage draws out out of me that dream-power:


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