Based on the Life and Works of Henry David Thoreau
by Thomas Locker
Fulcrum Publishing, 2002
he awoke, the grass was covered with
Morning dew. It looked like a mirror
Broken into a thousand fragment
Wildly reflecting the full blaze of the rising sun.
Through the glare a mist, Henry was
Astonished to see a large moose
Entering the forest.
moon rose silently.
Millions of stars appeared in the endless sky.
Holding close to the warmth
Of his small crackling campfire
Henry carved the handle of his staff
Until it fit perfectly in his hand.
The following lines, for example, succinctly express Thoreau's faith in
wild nature's divine perfection:
dawn Henry picked up his stick.