Posts tagged emily dickinson
If your Nerve, deny you

If your Nerve, deny you —
Go above your Nerve —
He can lean against the Grave,
If he fear to swerve —

That's a steady posture —
Never any bend
Held of those Brass arms —
Best Giant made —

If your Soul seesaw —
Lift the Flesh door —
The Poltroon wants Oxygen —
Nothing more —

— Emily Dickinson

i.e., joined the Cheryl Strayed fanclub.

It’s all I have to bring today

It's all I have to bring today –
This, and my heart beside –
This, and my heart, and all the fields –
And all the meadows wide –
Be sure you count – should I forget
Some one the sum could tell –
This, and my heart, and all the Bees
Which in the Clover dwell.

— Emily Dickinson

I Dwell in Possibility (657)

I dwell in Possibility— 
A fairer House than Prose— 
More numerous of Windows— 
Superior—for Doors— 

Of Chambers as the Cedars— 
Impregnable of Eye—
And for an Everlasting Roof 
The Gambrels of the Sky—

Of Visitors—the fairest— 
For Occupation—This— 
The spreading wide my narrow Hands 
To gather Paradise—

— Emily Dickinson