Monday, June 23, 2014

Emily Dickinson Comic, The Riddle we can guess (1222)

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

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Emily Dickinson Comic: My life closed twice before its close, 1732

My life closed twice before its close --
It yet remains to see
If Immortality unveil
A third event to me

So huge, so hopeless to conceive
As these that twice befell.
Parting is all we know of heaven,
And all we need of hell.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Emily Dickinson Comic-1554

Go tell it" -- What a Message --
To whom -- is specified --
Not murmur -- not endearment --
But simply -- we -- obeyed --
Obeyed -- a Lure -- a Longing?
Oh Nature -- none of this --
To Law -- said sweet Thermopylae
I give my dying Kiss --

Monday, June 9, 2014

After William Blake

The Divine Image
by William Blake

To Mercy, Pity, Peace, and Love

All pray in their distress;

And to these virtues of delight

Return their thankfulness.

For Mercy, Pity, Peace, and Love

Is God, our father dear,

And Mercy, Pity, Peace, and Love

Is Man, his child and care.

For Mercy has a human heart,

Pity a human face,

And Love, the human form divine,

And Peace, the human dress.

Then every man, of every clime,

That prays in his distress,

Prays to the human form divine,

Love, Mercy, Pity, Peace.

And all must love the human form,

In heathen, Turk, or Jew;

Where Mercy, Love, and Pity dwell

There God is dwelling too.

How Could I pick?

There’s Mary, Patty, Reese, and Laura,
All pretty in their dresses.
And to their virtues of delight
I give my thankfulness.

For Mary, Patty, Reese and Laura
Are all my goddesses.
For Mary, Patty, Reese and Laura
Make of me a Man, a child, a cad . . .

For Mary has the kindest heart,
Pat, the prettiest face,
And Laura, my Love, has a form divine,
And Reese—the prettiest ass . . .