Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Life List: Memorize 25 poems (#1)

My first encounter with Emily Dickinson, at least that I remember, was in ninth grade English. Our old, strange, awesome teacher, Mr. Colonell, had us explicate a bunch of poems, including several by Dickinson, and in most cases, I only remember the first few lines.  But this one stuck with me.

Tell all the Truth but tell it slant —
Success in Circuit lies
Too bright for our infirm Delight
The Truth's superb surprise

As Lightning to the Children eased
With explanation kind
The Truth must dazzle gradually
Or every man be blind —

*In the interest of full disclosure, I did have to look up capitalizations and the poem number. 

Friday, October 7, 2011

Just sayin' hello

Happy Friday, everyone!  

What are your plans for the weekend?  I'm meeting a friend for dinner and The Ides of March tonight and planning to run errands, work on some of my capital-p Projects, and make a dent in this month's book club book while consuming more apple cider than is probably wise.  All while listening to this Laura Marling concert on repeat.

It's to be a beautiful weekend here in D.C. Hope yours is, too!