desire will come, if you will but wait for it.’
The question is not whether this is the only form of the poetic temperament, but it was clearly his form of it. Thoreau well says that there is no definition of poetry which the poet will not instantly set aside by defying all its limitations, and it is the same with the poetic temperament itself.
Boston and New York, Hougton, Mifflin and company, 1902.
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