From Walden by Henry David Thoreau
an excerpt from Poets of Nature - BMA Audio
Read by Jonathan Epstein
Like the romantics before him the transcendentalist Thoreau took refuge in nature which he detailed in his monumental work Walden. This audio excerpt from “Poets of Nature” (see In Production) represents the passion these poets had for the solitude and green restorative wisdom of the woods and fields. Nature, they tell us, shows us a more profound and dynamic dimension of life if we can only be still enough to perceive it. From there we can then help the world.
Emerson describes this sought after transformative power in his essay Nature: