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The Daisy Follows Soft the Sun … Emily Dickinson

Caving in to his perennial urge to read Emily Dickinson, RT has picked one of her more botanical offerings to mark the change from summer to fall. It’s still hot here in Martinsburg, but everyone is beginning to feel the oncoming of cooler weather.  Who better to celebrate the moment than Ms. Dickinson? Enjoy!

RT

XXXIV

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THE DAISY follows soft the sun,

And when his golden walk is done,

  Sits shyly at his feet.

He, waking, finds the flower near.

Wherefore, marauder, art thou here?”

Because, sir, love is sweet!”

*

We are the flower, Thou the sun!

Forgive us, if as days decline,

  We nearer steal to Thee,—

Enamoured of the parting west,

The peace, the flight, the amethyst,

  Night’s possibility!

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–Emily Dickinson

Image: Canti del Friuli, 1912; Udine, printers ornament; WikiCmns; Public Domain.

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  1. September 6, 2012 at 7:36 am

    I say this every time. Emily Dickinson is a poet whom I adore, and for that reason I have sworn never to buy a book of her works. This way I can come across her work by serendipity.

    M
    __________
    Marie Marshall
    author/poet/editor
    Scotland

    • September 6, 2012 at 9:55 am

      kvennarad: “Some things that fly there be–/birds, hours, the bumblebee–/” Ever since I read those lines, I’ve been hooked. Hats off to the Lady from Amherst! RT

    • aubrey
      September 9, 2012 at 7:48 am

      I rather love this. I think it would make one feel closer to a work of art, should it be discovered in the course of one’s travels, or travails. It would make one’s life a perennial journey of marvelous discovery.

      On a walk home from work that I used to take, I would always pass a garden of tangled flowers, daisies among them. As the weeks passed, the days became darker and drier. The flowers mourned and died. I mourned too, and cursed the owner that would neglect them so.

      • September 11, 2012 at 5:49 pm

        aubrey: our priorities are all screwed up–flowers should come near the top of the totem pole, not near the bottom! RT

  2. passionwriting
    November 22, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    u definitely have got some collection…i am a lover of poems too and love to write on my own as well….what about ya,..,?

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