leaves of a good book
...Thoreau's Journal: 20-Jun-1840

Something like the woodland sounds will be heard to echo through the leaves of a good book. Sometimes I hear the fresh emphatic note of the oven-bird, and am tempted to turn many pages; sometimes the hurried chuckling sound of the squirrel when he dives into the wall.

1 comment:

michael jameson said...

the sound of life!, not the chattering of people but the music of the forest! even if the leaves fall from the tree the wind gives them life with a final farewell with rustling to announce what they once were!. i think i would have liked to have met this man thoreau, i think we would have many smiles together!. michael jameson oldantiqueguy@hotmail.com