Friday, October 1, 2010

Emily's Poem

Here is Emily Dickinson's poem...
the inspiration for "Sufficient Phaeton"

"Unto Me?" I do not know you—
Where may be your House?
"I am Jesus Late of Judea
Now— of Paradise"
Wagons— have you— to convey me?
This is far from Thence—
"Arms of Mine sufficient Phaeton
Trust Omnipotence"
I am spotted— "I am Pardon"
I am small— "The Least
is esteemed in Heaven the Chiefest
Occupy my House"

-Emily Dickinson    #964

5 comments:

  1. This little fellow has such expressive hands, I love him even more.

    ~ Julie

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  2. Ah...now I see the connection.
    What an unusual name...Phaeton
    We had a 1936 Phaeton car! A rare convertible.
    But Sufficent Phaeton...sounds like a character from the Phantom of the Opera.
    And I am intrigued by Emily Dickinson's poems.
    What a mind she had in making the mundane seem important.
    Teresa in California
    tscat@sbcglobal.net

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  3. Gosh! and there is even a wagon mentioned in the poem...perfect for Sufficent Phaeton.
    Well, I must say Katie, you have a brilliant husband!
    Cheers to both of you!
    Teresa in California
    tscat@sbcblobal.net

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  4. OK I now understand the poem...how precious.
    Teresa in California
    tscat@sbcglobal.net

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