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But our unfurnished eyes and our unhoused mouths and our unschooled tongues and our unfinished noses and our unplayed ears and our unmade heads — these are the only holy hosts that any infant knows.


Death of a Christian

Hey all! Happy almost-weekend!

This poem I’m sharing today is one I wrote as part of a class assignment in which we were to describe the emotions of an elderly Christian fearing death despite his or her beliefs about life after death. 291 more words

Writing for Our Better Selves

These are the first lines of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Aurora Leigh, a poem in nine books which was particularly beloved of Emily Dickinson. I’m just diving in to my copy, an 1884 printing of the 1859 text. 31 more words


Emily Dickinson says:

The soul should always stand ajar,
 …. ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.

Existential Angst Relief

Today, I heard myself thinking, “I don’t know what my life is about.” This thought is always accompanied by a sigh and maybe a little depression. 33 more words


If I can stop one heart from breaking

Part One: Life
Emily Dickinson, 1830-1886


If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching, 23 more words


“Tell all the truth but tell it slant–

Success in Circuit lies

Too bright for our infirm delight

The Truth’s superb surprise

As lightning to the children eased…

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