_to write darkness

A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell. _c.s. lewis

Posts Tagged ‘emily dickinson’

Tell all the Truth but tell it slant –

Posted by abramjanson on March 30, 2009

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 explanation kind

The Truth must dazzle gradually

Or every man be blind – 

Emily Dickinson

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“Hope” is the thing with feathers-

Posted by abramjanson on February 26, 2009

Week #2 of the Emily Dickinson Hour of Poetry: Get cultured.

 

“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 — in the Gale — is heard —

And sore must be the storm —

That could abash the little Bird

That keeps so many warm —


I’ve heard it in the chillest land —

And on the strangest Sea —

Yet, never, in Extremity,

It asked a crumb — of Me.

 

traveling mercies.

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