Seek and ye shall find. After quoting this Dickinson poem the other day, I decided to share it on my blog, so I went hunting for an image. And someone has done original art for the poem. And more, this artist has several pieces on the blog at the address above. Sadly, all from 2006 and not many, none since. But great work. So I grabbed all three and posted them with due credit.
This is my favorite Emily Dickinson poem, EVER. I do love "I have lived my life a loaded gun" among others, but this one... this one.
"She dances like a bomb, abroad, and swings upon the Hours."
"The Horror welcomes her again..."
Just, wow. Plus that was my quote in writing about current events in this nation.
Poem found here - https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poems/detail/56453
"The Soul has Bandaged Moments" - BY EMILY DICKINSON
The Soul has Bandaged moments -
When too appalled to stir -
She feels some ghastly Fright come up
And stop to look at her -
Salute her, with long fingers -
Caress her freezing hair -
Sip, Goblin, from the very lips
The Lover - hovered - o'er -
Unworthy, that a thought so mean
Accost a Theme - so - fair -
The soul has moments of escape -
When bursting all the doors -
She dances like a Bomb, abroad,
And swings upon the Hours,
As do the Bee - delirious borne -
Long Dungeoned from his Rose -
Touch Liberty - then know no more -
But Noon, and Paradise
The Soul's retaken moments -
When, Felon led along,
With shackles on the plumed feet,
And staples, in the song,
The Horror welcomes her, again,
These, are not brayed of Tongue -
Emily Dickinson, "[The soul has bandaged moments]" from The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Variorum Edition. Copyright © 1998 by Emily Dickinson. Reprinted by permission of The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.
Dickinson poems are electronically reproduced courtesy of the publishers and the Trustees of Amherst College from The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Variorum Edition, Ralph W. Franklin, ed., Cambridge, Mass: The Belknap Press of Harvard University of Press, Copyright © 1988 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. Copyright © 1951, 1955, 1979, 1983 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College.
Source: The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Variorum Edition (The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1998)
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