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The Rat Is The Concisest Tenant
Wednesday, February 24, 2016


Madeleine Morris


Some who might visit this blog from time to time may have noticed the pattern of Emily Dickinson poems illustrated with my photographs. At one point (when I started) I would look at one of my pictures and then look for a Dickinson poem that might go hand in hand. But now the process is backwards. On my bed table I have this handsome The Poetry of Emily Dickinson that I bought at Chapters last year. I read it at bedtime and inspiration hits with frequency.


XXXV

THE RAT is the concisest tenant.
He pays no rent,—  
Repudiates the obligation,   
On schemes intent. 
 
Balking our wit         
To sound or circumvent,     
Hate cannot harm   
A foe so reticent.    
 
Neither decree  
Prohibits him,           
Lawful as    
Equilibrium.



The light exists in spring
The lady dare not lift her veil
 I took my power in my hand
 I find my feet have further goals
 I cannot dance upon my toes
The Music of the Violin does not emerge alone
Red Blaze 
He touched me, so I live to know
Rear Window- The Entering Takes Away
Said Death to Passion
 We Wear the Mask That Grins And Lies
It was not death for I stood alone
The Music in the Violin Does Not Emerge Alone
I tend my flowers for thee
Lavinia Norcross Dickinson
Pray gather me anemone! 
Ample make her bed
His caravan of red 
Me-come! My dazzled face  
Develops pearl and weed

But peers beyond her mesh
Surgeons must be very careful
Water is taught by thirst
I could not prove that years had feet
April played her fiddle
A violin in Baize replaced
I think the longest hour
The spirit lasts
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11/6/16 - 11/13/16

11/13/16 - 11/20/16

11/20/16 - 11/27/16

11/27/16 - 12/4/16

12/4/16 - 12/11/16