poet Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau

#99 on top 500 poets

I Was Made Erect And Lone

I was made erect and lone,
And within me is the bone;
Still my vision will be clear,
Still my life will not be drear,
To the center all is near.
Where I sit there is my throne.
If age choose to sit apart,
If age choose, give me the start,
Take the sap and leave the heart.

Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 26, 2012
Poem Edited: Thursday, April 26, 2012

Add this poem to MyPoemList
4,0 out of 5
6 total ratings
rate this poem

Comments about I Was Made Erect And Lone by Henry David Thoreau

  • Michael WalkerMichael Walker (3/2/2020 9:25:00 PM)

    Thoreau was known for being a solitary man, almost a hermit, but loneliness does not trouble him.
    He walks straight and alone, like a prophet.

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Floyd Biggie HwendeFloyd Biggie Hwende (10/7/2014 11:08:00 AM)

    what does it mean. you are hiding a lot of things and loosing the meaning

    Report Reply
    1 person liked.
    1 person did not like.
  • Birgitta Abimbola HeikkaBirgitta Abimbola Heikka (3/30/2014 10:54:00 AM)

    Love the rhythm of this poem. Well written.

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?