Walden Ponders

We can never have enough of nature.

— Henry David Thoreau, Walden

Walden Pond

Turquoise-tailed baby bluegills tickle our toes.
The scent of pine and wildflowers wafts to my nose.
Purple loosestrife and asters dot the green wayside.
Children splash, fishermen cast, not even fish can hide.
Green-dappled water buoys and refreshes tired mums,
Dragonflies eat mosquitoes, and ants carry off crumbs.
Thoreau wrote of being alone, but that was far in the past,
Instead lots of people hike, fish, swim, play and eat a repast.

Copyright 2014 Brenda Davis Harsham

Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.
— Henry David Thoreau, Walden

Note: We visited Walden Pond today, and had a great time! I hope you had a great day, too. 🙂

Reference: Thoreau Quotes from Walden

Statue of Henry David Thoreau

23 thoughts on “Walden Ponders

  1. This was lovely. I like this:
    “Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.” – Henry David Thoreau, Walden


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