Earth laughs in flowers, to see her boastful boys Earth-proud, proud of the earth which is not theirs; Who steer the plough, but cannot steer their feet Clear of the grave. 
HAMATREYA, Selected Poems (1876)
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson. 
Graphic design by Sweet William, on Etsy. 

Earth laughs in flowers, to see her boastful boys 
Earth-proud, proud of the earth which is not theirs; 
Who steer the plough, but cannot steer their feet 
Clear of the grave. 

HAMATREYA, Selected Poems (1876)

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson. 

Graphic design by Sweet William, on Etsy.