Spring still makes spring in the mind,
When sixty years are told;
Love wakes anew in this throbbing heart,
And we are never old.
Over the winter glaciers,
I see the summer glow,
And through the wild-piled snowdrift,
The warm rosebuds below.
—Selected from The World-Soul by Ralph Waldo Emerson
More from Ralph Waldo Emerson
- Lived from May 25th, 1803 to April 27th, 1882
- Born in Boston, Massachusetts
- Led the Transcendentalist movement
- Most popular essays are: Self-Reliance, The Over-Soul, Circles, The Poet and Experience
- Died of pneumonia.