“I am no more lonely than…” (Walden 96)

Nine Mile Prairie, Lincoln, Neb.

Nine Mile Prairie, Lincoln, Neb.

I am no more lonely than

a single mullein or

dandelion in a pasture, or

a bean leaf, or

sorrel, or

a horse-fly, or

a bumblebee.

I am no more lonely than

the Mill Brook, or

a weathercock, or

the north star, or

the south wind, or

an April shower, or

a January thaw, or

the first spider in a new house.

—Henry David Thoreau, “Solitude,” Walden

(About  “A Year in Walden”)

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