Happy New Year from Emily Dickinson

The most triumphant Bird I ever knew or met 
Embarked upon a twig today 
And till Dominion set
I famish to behold so eminent a sight 
And sang for nothing scrutable
But intimate Delight. 
Retired, and resumed his transitive Estate– 
To what delicious Accident
Does finest Glory fit! 

– Emily Dickinson, 1894

Sent to me from Laurie Sheck, author of A Monster’s Notes and one of our featured speakers in 2009 for the Reading Odyssey. 

Hear the podcast with Laurie here.

See the comments on my Facebook profile here (requires us to be friends on Facebook).

Happy new year.


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