|Emily Dickinson was born on December 10, 1830.|
Exultation is the going (75)
(By Emily Dickinson)
Exultation is the going
Of an inland soul to sea,
Past the houses - past the headlands -
Into deep Eternity
Bred as we, among the mountains,
Can the sailor understand
The divine intoxication
Of the first league out from land?
Did you really think that I wasn't going to celebrate Emily Dickinson's birth date?
I could write a daily blog, all about my adoration for Emily. I could make podcasts, reciting and reflecting upon her verse. I could drift into insanity, obsessing over every word and phrase. So, instead, I dole out her words, as an occasional treat.
But on special days, it is permissible, even admirable, to engage in poetic gluttony. ;-)
So, here are some vids:
I reckon - when I count it all (569): Stanza 1 and 2