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A slash of Blue, a sweep of Gray, some scarlet patches on the way...

“How strange that nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!”~ED

 Emily does to me what Nature does to her. She visits me at the most unexpected times, uninvited; out of context visits which I love and entertain. 436 more words


Emily Dickinson 258

There’s a certain Slant of light,

Winter Afternoons –

That oppresses, like the Heft

Of Cathedral Tunes –

Heavenly Hurt, it gives us –

We can find no scar, 46 more words

The Blue Jay

No brigadier throughout the year
So civic as the jay.
A neighbor and a warrior too,
With shrill felicity

Pursuing winds that censure us
A February day, 82 more words


Two Great Ladies of Verse

I finished reading two books recently by two female poets from the past. I had always wanted to read something by the 20th century writer Dorothy Parker, so I took out… 1,035 more words


A Short Analysis of Emily Dickinson's 'She sights a Bird - she chuckles'

A summary of a great cat poem

‘She sights a Bird – she chuckles’: so begins an underappreciated little poem by Emily Dickinson (1830-86), and – for our money – one of the most evocative poems ever penned about a cat. 489 more words



via Daily Prompt: Faded

He looked at her once beautiful face, now set in resignation, the lines around her eyes the only indication of all the laughter there had been in her life. 395 more words

staying with light

staying with light
I read in different corners
of the house


I am reading my Bible, Emily Dickinson, Ted Kooser, and Wendell Berry… 41 more words