Tea with Fuller and a Few More

Wouldn’t it be something to be at a
Transcendentalism meeting
back in the day with
Thoreau
Whitman
Fuller
Oh…
that would be amazing.

I would fit right in
challenging conventional thought.
Challenging each other
to think outside the box,
to write even better.

I can see it now…
My arms flaring,
eyes blazing,
thoughts pouring,
passion uttered
with every word.

That is when I got a word in
with all those philosophical minds.

Protesting 19th Century
Culture and Society.
Resisting conformity from
Unitarian Doctrines,
Harvard Intellectuals.
Writing and debating for
Freedoms of thought,
Religion, and person.

I would be friends with
Margaret Fuller.
Two women
among a few more
in a group of men.
Intelligent
Strong
Women.
Feminists
voicing their thoughts
their opinions
for the centuries of women
that were hushed
and would be for
generations
and still are.

All of them at the table
living way before their times.
The strength,
the perseverance
it took for them to continue
opening the doors for
You and I.
People were laughing at them,
others shunning them,
a few applauding.
While, we will never know
how many hid away
with their writings.

I would love to tell them…
Their writings are studied today,
praised for the thought and work.
I would love to tell them…
They were a part of change.
Inspirational to many,
Revolutionary to thought.

I need to tell them…
The truth about Indians.
Culturally
Religiously
Persecuted!
Misunderstood and
unjustly Romanticized
Their time through my time.

It would be something
to go back in time
and have tea with
Thoreau
Whitman
Fuller
All the members of the
Transcendental Club.

It would be something,
Unforgettable!
Even if I could only tell them
Thank You!

Revised poem from June 29th & 22nd

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. slpmartin
    Jun 27, 2010 @ 15:31:10

    I really like the richness of your words in this poem as well as the concept of the poem…not sure who I would like to go back and see…but I would like to sit down and have a conversation over a cup of tea with Thoreau.

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  2. revbillcook
    Jul 06, 2010 @ 20:51:04

    It would be wonderful. I appreciate your sense of being connected with those who opened new possibilities for all of us. -Bill

    Reply

  3. Jingle
    Jul 08, 2010 @ 11:54:03

    http://thursdaypoetsrallypoetry.wordpress.com/2010/07/08/the-celebrate-poet-of-june-award-nomination-announcement/

    time to vote again,
    please scan the links and vote, thank you in advance!

    next Rally post will be on July 21, 2010.

    Reply

  4. joan
    Jul 08, 2010 @ 13:18:54

    This especially resonates with my soul — Love Thoreau and Emerson too, my favorite reads since early childhood. When I was older I went to Walden Pond and sat on the threshold of Thoreau’s hut and had a wonderful epiphany.
    A nice sense of connectedness you have achieved in this poem.

    Joanny

    Reply

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