Sunday, January 22, 2006

Quote of the day for Jan. 22, 2006

Some keep the Sabbath going to Church,
I keep it staying at Home -
With a bobolink for a Chorister,
And an Orchard, for a Dome.

Emily Dickinson

1 comment:

imsmall said...

WHAT WE CALL IT

Some face their death in wars abroad,
I face mine here at home--
It is imaginary, toward
Which every thought must come.

Yet in another, further sense,
It has been left behind,
As like a screed in somnolence
Closed off behind a blind.

My duty I must here perform:
It would be dereliction
To go into the war-zone´s harm,
Per heaven´s interdiction.

And yet, events of far away
Breed in me endless sorrow,
That I may not, as festive, gay,
Play like there´s no tomorrow.

Tomorrow has been stretched upon
Its frame as any canvas,
But not for painting--as though done,
And we, its merest envoys

Pass through the vacuous gallery
While footsteps clack and echo,
Drawing a meager salary
And calling it art deco.