Representative Poetry Online
  Poet Index   Poem Index   Random   Search  
  Introduction   Timeline   Calendar   Glossary   Criticism   Bibliography  
  RPO   Canadian Poetry   UTEL  
by Name
by Date
by Title
by First Line
by Last Line
Poet
Poem
Short poem
Keyword
Concordance

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Men Say They Know Many Things


              1Men say they know many things;
              2But lo! they have taken wings, --
              3The arts and sciences,
              4And a thousand appliances;
              5The wind that blows
              6Is all that any body knows.


Online text copyright © 2004, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto.
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries.

Original text: Collected Poems of Henry David Thoreau, ed. Carl Bode (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1964): 24. PS 3041 .B6 1964 Robarts Library
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: 2004
Recent editing: 1:2004/8/12


Other poems by Henry David Thoreau