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I love Jesus. I love my family. I love photography. I love books. I love thinking. Probably in that order. I have a wonderful husband, five beautiful daughters, a house, and a camera. I enjoy spending time talking to my husband, playing with my girls, redecorating my house and shooting things with my camera. In my spare time, I sleep.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

An Emily Dickenson Poem

In my early teen years I was a big fan of Emily Dickinson. I had memorized one of her poems for an assignment and I fell in love with the little hard cover book of her poetry that I had borrowed from the library. The brevity of her work & the high language, I suppose, also appealed to me even though, at the time, I mostly had no idea what any of them were about. I was feeling poetical this evening & decided to read some poetry for fun when I happened across this poem by Dickinson that I hadn't noticed before. The reason that it caught my attention tonight is that it contains within its few brief lines the names of both my children. As such I thought I'd make note of it here. Enjoy!

      "Come slowly, Eden!
      Lips unused to thee,
      Bashful, sip thy jasmines,
      As the fainting bee,
      Reaching late his flower,
      Round her chamber hums,
      Counts his nectars--enters,
      And is lost in balms!"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm trying to guess what baby #3 will be named . . . perhaps Bashful or Bee? :) -- Anna