translated to the future
...Thoreau's Journal: 01-Jan-1852

Now let me read my verses, and I will tell you if the god has had a hand in them. I wish to survey my composition for a moment from the least favorable point of view. I wish to be translated to the future, and look at my work as it were at a structure on the plain, to observe what portions have crumbled under the influence of the elements.

1 comment:

michael jameson said...

and yet truth is truth, new truth's may deny old truth's , certain truth is timeless.