Reflective poem after a great two weeks camper-vanning – poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Idyllic setting in France – Ardenne/ Champagne Region near Lake Der. Right next to a lovely trout river with damselflies all around.

The holidays were fruitful, but must end;
One August evening had a cooler breath;
Into each mind intruding duties crept;
Under the cinders burned the fires of home;
Nay, letters found us in our paradise:
So in the gladness of the new event
We struck our camp and left the happy hills.
The fortunate star that rose on us sank not;
The prodigal sunshine rested on the land,
The rivers gambolled onward to the sea …

from Retracing Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Steps

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Room with a view!
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