Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Emily Dickinson stood up and lived

I'm pleased to hear that she lived :)
Emily Dickinson
Three times -- we parted -- Breath -- and I --
Three times -- He would not go --
But strove to stir the lifeless Fan
The Waters -- strove to stay.

Three Times -- the Billows tossed me up --
Then caught me -- like a Ball --
Then made Blue faces in my face --
And pushed away a sail

That crawled Leagues off -- I liked to see --
For thinking -- while I die --
How pleasant to behold a Thing
Where Human faces -- be --

The Waves grew sleepy -- Breath -- did not --
The Winds -- like Children -- lulled --
Then Sunrise kissed my
Chrysalis --
And I stood up -- and lived --

(#598 in her complete poems)

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  1. I prefer your poems.....

  2. new #poems requested! Thank you, kind sir. I'll see what I can do.

  3. #wisdom quotes

    to make a sword, steel is hammered on an anvil
    #struggle makes you #stronger


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