Saturday, May 17, 2014

Emily Dickinson Comic

This one is silly, I know.  But I have often thought of Emily Dickinson as some kind of other-worldy being. My sister gave me this amazing and beautiful book of her writings--as they were written, on envelopes in illegible, magical script--which has me more convinced of her peculiar genius.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Emily Dickinson Comic (1222)

The Riddle we can guess
We speedily despise--
Not anything is stale so long
As Yesterday's surprise---

Friday, May 9, 2014

Emily Dickinson Comic

Fame is a bee

Fame is a bee.
It has a song--
It has a sting--
Ah, too, it has a wing.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

May Queen

The Pig

by Anonymous
It was the first of May
A lovely warm spring day
I was strolling down the street in drunken pride,
But my knees were all a-flutter,
And I landed in the gutter
And a pig came up and lay down by my side.

Yes, I lay there in the gutter
Thinking thoughts I could not utter
When a lady passing by did softly say
'You can tell a man who boozes
By the company he chooses' — And the pig got up and slowly walked away.

"The Pig" by Anonymous. Public domain.

from Writers Almanac.

On this day, when I was young, girls danced around the maypole at school.  One year, my high school-aged sister was crowned the May Queen.  I, 6 years younger, was so jealous.  Some day, I thought, I will go to St. Ann's and be the queen of May, too.