My life has been the poem...

Real Estate Agent with Fathom Realty Washington LLC

Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, Fathom Realty WA LLC, Kitsap & Mason County, Washington's preferred real estate Agent & Broker

My life has been the poem I would have writ

But I could not both live and utter it!

Attributed to Henry David Thoreau  (1817 - 1862)


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Tacoma Washington 

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Comments (12)

Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Sunday morning, Paul.

Have a great day and a very productive week.

Jul 31, 2022 04:12 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Thank you Roy Kelley 

Jul 31, 2022 05:31 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Paul - I think Thoreau has communicated his appreciation quite well.  

Jul 31, 2022 04:36 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I think so too Michael Jacobs 

Jul 31, 2022 05:34 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

A new quote for me, Paul, and I read it over several times to get the full meaning.... which is beyond reproach. Happy Sunday!

Jul 31, 2022 04:44 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Thank you for the smile your comment produced Nina Hollander, Broker 

Jul 31, 2022 05:42 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

What an interesting quote. I noticed the years of his life above, and see he only lived to 44. For him to feel that way at what NOW is such a young age is amazing.

Jul 31, 2022 05:02 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Paul. Thoreau is providing the content for morning pondering on the balcony with a cup of coffee. Thanks! Enjoy your day.

Jul 31, 2022 05:21 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Be careful with your high rise pondering under the influence Wayne Martin 

Jul 31, 2022 08:41 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hmm, I can't imagine someone writing a poem about my life, haha.  I hope that you are having a fun weekend!

Jul 31, 2022 05:53 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

You are famous after all Brian England 

Jul 31, 2022 08:45 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Thank you for the great information in your blog today to share with us here on the Rain.  Make it a terrific day! bill

Jul 31, 2022 05:55 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Thank you Bill Salvatore - East Valley 

Jul 31, 2022 08:48 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Paul, never thought it like that, but it is true, sometimes you are having too much fun to record it.

Jul 31, 2022 09:02 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Alls we can do is try Joan Cox 

Jul 31, 2022 08:59 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Happy Sunday Paul and Henry came up with some interesting quote to share with all of us.


Jul 31, 2022 09:24 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Henry can still inspire me Will Hamm 

Jul 31, 2022 09:00 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Paul,
I'm going to have to Ponder on this one.
Have a wonderful day.

Jul 31, 2022 09:37 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I never charge for pondering 🙂 Carol Williams 

Jul 31, 2022 09:03 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Paul- what an interesting quote and I'm not familiar with it. I read it twice and think I know what he was trying to say. 

Jul 31, 2022 11:51 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I had to check twice to make sure I had not screw that up Kathy Streib 

Jul 31, 2022 09:07 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Fascinating quote, Paul.  In some ways my life feels like a poem.  And, in other ways it feels like an epic.

Jul 31, 2022 03:32 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

But a great epic nonetheless Myrl Jeffcoat 

Jul 31, 2022 09:10 PM