Saturday, February 01, 2014

Until you have loved

"Until you have loved, you cannot become yourself." 
-Emily Dickinson

Mural in Amherst, Massachusetts, home of the American Self-realised poet Emily Dickinson.

Dickinson used 'slant rhyme' or half rhyme frequently in her works. In her poem "Hope is the thing with feathers" the slant rhyme is soulall.

Hope is the Thing with Feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all.


Kathleen said...

I love Emily Dickinson, and I love this!

jeronimus said...

Hi Kathleen.
I never had any interest in poetry until I saw a documentary film on her life and work, about 30 years ago. Then I was totally converted.