Ms. Dickinson’s Gardner

by illimitableoceanofinexplicability

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microscope

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A drawing from before

 

Yes, Ms. Dickinson, she of the white dress with, and I get this from a reliable source, pearl buttons. Just between us, I would, some time ago, and admittedly still do, during idle moments, imagine being employed by Ms. Dickinson as her gardener, and in this dream, while I go about the yard tending flower beds and herb gardens,  Ms. Dickinson, or, Emily as I called her in private, recites her poetry to me from the kitchen window. There’s nothing more to this daydream, does there need to be? I mean, really. Anyway, I believe the drawing¹ (it is an attempt at a depiction of an old timey microscope) combined with the quote are self explanatory, however,…excuse me, just one moment, please, I do believe I hear Ms. Dickinson calling to me from her kitchen window:

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 —

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.¹ Because of the fabulous record keeping department at The Institute I can tell you the above drawing was made on May, 25 of 2010! Amazing! It was most probably drawn in the early morning hours as well. You know, before the world is awake. And. Just in case you have forgotten this is one of those posts of an old drawing I mentioned doing just yesterday. Did you forget already?

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