Emily Dickinson's Nature Mysticism : A Photo Poetic Labyrinth
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|Circuit III - (20) The Morns are Meeker than They Were (J-0012) (F-0032)|
(1) The morns are meeker than they were,
The nuts are getting brown,
(2) The berry's cheek is plumper
The Rose is out of town.
(3) The maple wears a gayer scarf,
The field a scarlet gown
(4) Lest I sh'd be old-fashioned,
I'll put a trinket on.
~ Emily Dickinson
|Commentary adapted from Emily Dickinson's Poems & Letters|
(1-meek insect songs vs. bird calls)|
"Nature the Gentlest Mother is, impatient of no child
[...] her voice among the aisles incite the timid prayer
of the minutest cricket the most unnworthy flower."
~ (J-0790) (F-0740)
"Presents upon a tree, equally plausibly, but meat within
to squirrels and to me." ~ (J-1073) (F-1081)
"Who spun the auburn cloth? Computed how the girth?|
The chestnut aged grows in those primeval clothes "
~ (J-1371) (F-1414)
(3-4 Autumn colors-personal splendor)|
"Purple is fashionable twice this season of the year, and
when a soul perceives itself to be an Emperor." ~ (J-0980) (F-0896)
"The leaves, like women, interchange
somewhat of nods, and somewhat of portentous inference."
~ (J-0987) (F-1098)
(3-4, "Fourteener") |
"The leaves are very gay
but we know they are elderly."
~ (Fragment #111)
"Nature is fond, I sometimes think, of trinkets,
as a girl."|
~ (J-0841) (F-0944)
"Besides the autumn poets sing a few prosaic days|
a little this side of the snow and that side of the haze."
~ (J-0131) (F-0123)
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Photo Credit: earlywomenmasters.net ~ Autumn Squirrel
on an Iron Fence, Washington Square Park, NYC