Poem: A Lover

Cento (collage poem)
Source Text: Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson


I am a lover

of uncontained and immortal beauty.

I expand

and live in the warm day

like corn and melons.

The active enchantment

reaches my dust.

All parts of nature conspire.

They nod to me, and I to them.

In the woods, a perpetual youth

is new to me and old.

A wild delight runs through

the best moments of life.

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