Soul mates

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A chance discovery in Waterstones on Saturday had led me to discover my soul mate - unfortunately shes been dead 125 years!

I speak of Emily Dickinson, whom, as I embark on this late voyage of discovery of the joys of poetry, was one such after my own heart 

This poem of hers speaks volumes to me across the years: but that's a story for another day!

WILD nights! Wild nights!

Were I with thee,

Wild nights should be

Our luxury!

Futile the winds

To a heart in port,—

Done with the compass,

Done with the chart.

Rowing in Eden!

Ah! the sea!     

Might I but moor

To-night in thee!  


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By Old Greying Accountant
02nd May 2012 23:48

Many thanks ....

... a wonderful choice.

I had an Amazon voucher from the chaps and chapesses at the office for my birthday: I think I will indulge myself with the complete works.

I am a bit miffed today though, having discovered her, and that I have a local poetry group, and that they were having an evening on her life and works this week I was ecstatic - BUT when I rang up to check on the form for attending I found out it has been cancelled as the speaker is not available - not happy. 

As consolation I will also treat myself to the boxed DVD set of Anne of Green Gables with Megan Follows - I have just listened to a radio production on 4 extra and have been reminded what a wonderful story it is.


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