Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Burning Bush

First Snow Flakes, 11 November 2013
"Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God . . . "

from the poem "Aurora Lee"
by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"So the poet's habit of living should be set
on a key so low and plain,
that the common influences should delight . . . "

from the essay "The Poet"
Ralph Waldo Emerson


I also like the way that in this photograph
the entire heavens are afire with God!
Photo of Dickinson's House by Stan Lichens

In honor of Emily Dickinson's birthday:
Born this day in 1830
[died May 15, 1886]

I posted a few days early this week on
The Fortnightly Kitti Carriker
A fortnightly [every 14th & 28th]
literary blog of connection & coincidence; custom & ceremony

Hope you will enjoy my essay

1 comment:

  1. StoryPeople ~ Brian Andreas:


    1. ordinary life

    "Time stands still best in moments that look suspiciously like ordinary life."

    2. ordinary things

    "It’s hardest to love the ordinary things, she said, but you get lots of opportunities to practice."