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Emily Dickinson: Because I could not stop for Death

Because I could not stop for Death –  He kindly stopped for me –  The Carriage held but just Ourselves –  And Immortality. We slowly drove – He knew no haste And I had put … Continue reading

January 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

Emily Dickinson: A Light Exists in Spring

A Light exists in Spring Not present on the Year At any other period – When March is scarcely here . A Color stands abroad On Solitary Fields That Science … Continue reading

March 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Emily Dickinson: “My Life had stood — a Loaded Gun”

My Life had stood – a Loaded Gun – In Corners – till a Day The Owner passed – identified – And carried Me away – And now We roam … Continue reading

January 24, 2017 · 1 Comment

Emily Dickinson: “Hope” is the thing with feathers

“Hope” is the thing with feathers – That perches in the soul – And sings the tune without the words – And never stops – at all – And sweetest … Continue reading

November 3, 2016 · 4 Comments

Emily Dickinson: ‘Tell all the truth but tell it slant’

Tell all the truth but tell it slant — Success in Circuit lies Too bright for our infirm Delight The Truth’s superb surprise As Lightning to the Children eased With … Continue reading

June 20, 2016 · 1 Comment

Emily Dickinson: “I taste a liquor never brewed”

I taste a liquor never brewed – From Tankards scooped in Pearl – Not all the Frankfort Berries Yield such an Alcohol! Inebriate of air – am I – And … Continue reading

June 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Jose Padua: Courtesy

While stopped at a light this afternoon the big black pickup truck beside me was playing something like Toby Keith while I was sitting in my minivan playing “Right Off” … Continue reading

November 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

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