“In the woods too, a man casts off his years… In the woods is perpetual youth.”
This is an impressive entry that see Emerson’s work in a different light. I enjoyed your poem and felt it was the strongest piece to explain your understanding of the line. The ending paragraph, in my opinion, is not as strong. It only showed the man tolerating the process of nature rather than appreciating its beauty, which was the message I got from your poem. Nevertheless, this is a great entry. Keep it up!