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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Ralph Waldo Emerson: The Earth Laughs in Flowers--But Why?

The earth laughs in flowers...

But what are they laughing about?

We think we own the earth, but the earth knows 
It is she who owns and rules us. LOL!
She endures long after we're gone.

Why Emerson says the Earth Laughs in Flowers

The Earth Song 

        ‘Mine and yours;
        Mine, not yours.
        Earth endures;
        Stars abide—
        Shine down in the old sea;
        Old are the shores;
        But where are old men?
        I who have seen much,
        Such have I never seen.

        ‘They called me theirs,
        Who so controlled me;
        Yet every one
        Wished to stay, and is gone,
        How am I theirs,
        If they cannot hold me,
        But I hold them?’

Why the Earth Laughs in Flowers

“I have now given you a summary account of the sovereigns of the earth.—These and other kings who with perishable frames have possessed this ever-during world, and who, blinded with deceptive notions of individual occupation, have indulged the feeling that suggests ‘This earth is mine,—it is my son’s,—it belongs to my dynasty,’—have all passed away. 

So, many who reigned before them, many who succeeded them, and many who are yet to come, have ceased or will cease to be. 

Earth laughs, as if smiling with autumnal flowers to behold her kings unable to effect the subjugation of themselves." 

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Get Busy Living~and Laugh with the Flowers

'Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild
air.'   Ralph Waldo Emerson

 'Write it on your heart that 
every day is the best day in the year.'
Ralph Waldo Emerson

 'Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.'

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Susan Yeagley said...

One of my favorite was on a table out front of our restaurant in CO. which was covered in my favorite quotes :-) Yes, the earth does laugh in flowers!

Susan J Meyerott, M.S. said...

Yes it does! Always puts a smile on my face!

Madeline Vance said...

I just love your paintings, love-adore😊

Susan J Meyerott, M.S. said...

Madeline I create the paintings just for you! Enjoy!