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Poetry Friday: To love thee, year by year by Emily Dickinson

July 3rd, 2015 (06:00 am)
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Current Song: Doctor Who score music

To love thee, year by year,
May less appear
Than sacrifice and cease.
However, Dear,
Forever might be short
I thought, to show,
And so I pieced it with a flower now.

- Emily Dickinson

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Posted by: kellyrfineman (kellyrfineman)
Posted at: July 3rd, 2015 10:15 pm (UTC)
Emily Dickinson

Ooh. Nice!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 3rd, 2015 11:14 pm (UTC)

Nice icon!

Posted by: Julie Larios (Julie Larios)
Posted at: July 4th, 2015 12:21 am (UTC)
Miss Dickinson

Emily seldom disappoints, that's for sure. This one is almost like a riddle - to piece Forever with a flower? Mysterious! Which is absolutely fine by me.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 4th, 2015 12:51 am (UTC)
Re: Miss Dickinson

This poem reminds me of Shakespeare's Ophelia.

Posted by: Donna Smith (Donna Smith)
Posted at: July 4th, 2015 04:11 am (UTC)

I don't remember reading this one before, but I like it. I like the strange ending that I am left wondering about...

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 4th, 2015 06:43 pm (UTC)

Hauntingly beautiful.

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