Tuesday, April 2, 2013

This day you will be with me

Elizabeth Duffy is one of the best writers I've read in a long time, in any genre. Read this.

1 comment:

Clare Krishan said...

Found this poem by Emily Dickinson while googling this afternoon

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.

H/T http://gradualdazzle.blogspot.com/2013/03/sometimes-you-just-have-to-rage-about.html (shared ageing parent issues)

and http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/tell-all-the-truth/

Life imagined as metaphysical waltz, a "mortal coil" to the tune of some iberian folk jig in a sláinte tempo!

(root slán from Indo-European root *slā- "advantageous" and linked to words like German selig "blessed" and the Latin salus "health")

and some Iberian art to boot:

with Wisdom symbolized in "tell it slant" embellishments of spiralling Solomon's columns: signifying Mary's climbing a stairway to Heaven (and back done again to intercede for us!)