Wednesday, May 11, 2011

bring me the sunset in a cup...


"Bring me the sunset in a cup,
Reckon the morning's flagons up
And say how many Dew,
Tell me how far the morning leaps—
Tell me what time the weaver sleeps
Who spun the breadth of blue!

Write me how many notes there be
In the new Robin's ecstasy
Among astonished boughs—
How many trips the Tortoise makes—
How many cups the Bee partakes,
The Debauchee of Dews!

Also, who laid the Rainbow's piers,
Also, who leads the docile spheres
By withes of supple blue?
Whose fingers string the stalactite—
Who counts the wampum of the night
To see that none is due?

Who built this little Alban House
And shut the windows down so close
My spirit cannot see?
Who'll let me out some gala day
With implements to fly away,
Passing Pomposity?"
~Emily Dickinson

9 comments:

Espresso said...

Nice shot.

SKC said...

OH so gorgeous.

Oliag said...

You illustrated so well exactly what Ms Dickenson was saying:)

Why oh why can't these blossoms stay all summer?

Country Girl said...

They wouldn't be as sweet if they stayed all summer.

A stunner here, Mary. From the post title to the photograph to the poetry, just stunning.

Katy Noelle said...

Oh.my.WORD, Woman! You just have beauty pouring out of you! Now, I know for sure! ;) and =D

Char said...

lovely

Marcie said...

Such a beautiful pairing of the poem and the image!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Like always a beautiful shot.

I picked up the latest Artful Blogger, and was totally stoked to see you in it. Congrats.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Christina said...

yes indeed, my friend.

the other day i sat in the bookstore and opened artful blogging magazine. literally i filled with tears when i saw your blog nestled in the pages. i am so proud of you... no words, that's all.
i send you love. ; )