🌾 Today’s Poem ~ The Mountain and the Squirrel

The Mountain and the Squirrel

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The mountain and the squirrel
     Had a quarrel,
     And the former called the latter 'Little Prig;
     Bun replied,
     'You are doubtless very big;
     But all sorts of things and weather
     Must be taken in together,
     To make up a year
     And a sphere.
     And I think it no disgrace
     To occupy my place.
     If I'm not so large as you,
     You are not so small as I,
     And not half so spry.
     I'll not deny you make
     A very pretty squirrel track;
     Talents differ; all is well and wisely put;
     If I cannot carry forests on my back,
     Neither can you crack a nut.'

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