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V. Glee! The Great Club Is Over!


Glee! The great club is over!
Four have remained committed,
Twelve gone home to rest;
Now what shall we call this quartet?

Sing, for the new peroration! 82 more words

Emily Dickinson

A Short Analysis of Emily Dickinson’s ‘It was not Death, for I stood up’

A reading of a classic Dickinson poem

Emily Dickinson (1830-86) wrote many poems about death. She also wrote often, and insightfully, about depression, and ‘It was not Death, for I stood up’ is a powerful evocation of what it feels like to be gripped and paralysed by this debilitating emotion. 692 more words


I dwell in Possibility --

Do you remember They shut me up in Prose – ? Here Emily proclaims the superiority of her fairer House. That would be Poetry, of course! 466 more words

Spiritual Formation

Jesus Brought Meaning to the World

The subject of meaning teased me in my youth though it never was allowed to flourish until I started college and began to escape biblical literalism.  439 more words


emily dickinson

I have only memorized one poem in my life, and it is I’m Nobody! Who Are You? something or other, by Emily Dickinson. I had to look up the official title and I am a bit embarrassed by the outdated choice of punctuation, but I will let that go, for now, although the entire reason I felt inclined to write “something or other” after the name of the title, was you wouldn’t think I supported those clearly bothersome punctuation choices.   309 more words


Never Forget that the World is Beautiful

You, and I, should read more poetry.

Your thoughts don’t have words every day
They come a single time
Like signal esoteric sips
Of the communion Wine…

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