and now…this…

The first Mrs Metaphor must indeed be Emily Dickinson….queen of looking deep into the quotidian, she’s an idol of mine, I admit. Emily was an outrageously prolific poet. In a way I think she took everything into herself and translated it for us into the language of the poet. Everything was poetry to her and so, she wrote it down. I recognize in her some deep weighty sadness this ability requires. Today, in celebration of “the moment” I am posting one of her insights, written as poetry. Let it settle into your soul a little…maybe as you make the bed one day this week:

AMPLE make this bed.
Make this bed with awe;
In it wait till judgment break
Excellent and fair.

Be its mattress straight,
Be its pillow round;
Let no sunrise’ yellow noise
Interrupt this ground.

-emily dickinson


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