South winds jostle them,
Drink, and are gone.
On their passage Cashmere;
I, softly plucking,
Present them here!
Emily Dickinson remains one of my poets I return to time and again. She was 56 – my age- when she died , and in that span had written around 1100 poems. She didn’t publish in her lifetime, lived a life that has been described as reclusive and yet her writing exposes a fullness of human experience. I am left curious, and moved by her poetry. It is no surprise that her poetry is so enjoyed . I think I may just have my next project!
It doesn’t get more serene than early morning by the Loch in Glen Affric, in the highlands of Scotland.
My response to the Daily Challenge prompt, but actually it was taken by my husband. But I was there!
link to this weeks challenge
Every now and again I manage to complete one of my ongoing projects! This one has been on the back burner for some time – I already have a title that includes three of this poet’s work , but I wanted to investigate the poet a little further.
I was an early fan of his poetry – the musicality within it is magical – and I really do know how much my life has been influenced by listening to the power of the written word by a genius. I count my poet influencers amongst my friends – they have informed my thinking and feeling for the majority of my life. I truly believe they are life savers.
What I really find out when I dig deeper about any of my literary heroes, is how human they are – how full of paradox and confusion – and that endears me more. They above all others have shown me how truly miraculous it is to be human and alive and suffering as well as exalting. I lead a secular existence – and I am no apologist about that – but the spiritual exists within and poets help me to embrace that side of my nature.
A deep gratitude to artists everywhere, for the attempt to connect. And to Mr W. B Yeats – the everlasting love of the listener and the reader.
‘Like along-legged fly upon the stream
His mind moves upon the silence’
If you are interested in seeing more of my finished tribute, it is going to be available here Tribute hand made book at Etsy