Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A Frame for Emily

The Grace - Myself - might not obtain -
Confer upon My flower -
Refracted but a Countenance -
For I - inhabit Her -

Emily Dickinson, c. 1863
I selected this poem to accompany the photo by opening my 770-page Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson to a page at random. Of the six poems at pp. 346-347 this one seemed to fit best - uncannily well I think. The flowers I picked from the meadowed garden. Emily is in the spare room - what I think of now as Emily's room.

Jarkko Pylväs, Woodcut of Emily, 2010

Thank you, Jarkko, for the beautiful woodcut, and thank you, D, for your "wood cuts" and the beautiful frame.


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