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Notes in Emily Dickinson's pocket - "Success is counted sweetest" (Life, 1)

Success is counted sweetest	
By those who ne’er succeed.	
To comprehend a nectar	
Requires sorest need.	
Not one of all the purple host
Who took the flag to-day	
Can tell the definition,	
So clear, of victory,	
As he, defeated, dying,	
On whose forbidden ear
The distant strains of triumph	
Break, agonized and clear. 22 more words

Sacred Clothing

Suspenders are oblivious

To their importance

They hold shit up

Panties can only be pink once

Bras are too self-involved

Gloves never lay a hand on anything… 148 more words




I hang up the phone
and peruse my electronic mail
I think of Emily D. after this
latest rejection letter

No one ever said I… 50 more words


Metaphor: There Is No Frigate Like A Book

There is no frigate like a book (1263)
Emily Dickinson, 1830 – 1886

There is no Frigate like a Book
To take us Lands away,

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(another) quotation of the day, with comment: Emily Dickinson

 One who wrote unflinchingly of death, Ms. Dickinson’s poem (below) has been bouncing around in my head and heart this week.  I don’t know that I quite agree with her that we shall not use our love again until eternity, but I know the busyness of funeral-planning that often overtakes one (or an entire family), and the urge to vacuum up broken bits of heart. 79 more words



Everything is frozen….the trees, the ground, the outside world in general, my brain, my feet.  Everything.  And it’s NOT for the first time in forever….You know I had to get at least one reference in here, with a title like that! 673 more words


Writer's Quote Wednesday: Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Thomas Wentworth Higginson was an America author, a Harvard educated Unitarian minister, a militant abolitionist who once led an armed group in an attack on the federal courthouse in Boston in a effort to prevent a fugitive slave from being returned to the South, and one of the leading proponents of women’s rights in the decade before the American Civil War. 82 more words