Faith in a Seed

You may be familiar with Henry David Thoreau’s classic, Walden: A year in the Woods, but how many have heard of Faith in a Seed?

The title itself is something of an enigma. What is the object of the sentence? Who is holding this faith? Is it is or the speaker observing the seed and having faith that it will grow into a large, productive plant. The faith is in the abundant corn, the acorn multitudes or sheafs of kale stacked high.

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