True Kindness Is a Pure Divine Affinity

True kindness is a pure divine affinity,
Not founded upon human consanguinity
It is a spirit, not a blood relation,
Superior to family and station


This poem is in the public domain.

About this Poem

“True Kindness Is a Pure Divine Affinity” appeared in The Collected Poems of Henry Thoreau (Hendricks House, Inc, 1943).