The Mountain And The Squirrel

The Mountain And The Squirrel! By Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson was once a licensed minister who resigned from the clergy when his first spouse exceeded away a couple years into their marriage. In this poem, a squirrel and a mountain have a quarrel due to the fact the mountain feels as even though it is extra important. Each man or woman has his or her personal character talents, and everyone/everything has its reason in this world, none higher or much less than another.

The Mountain And The Squirrel,

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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