Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The World is not Conclusion

This World is not Conclusion

A Species stands beyond-
Invisible, as Music-
But positive, as Sound-
It beckons, and it baffles-
Philosophy-don't know-
And through a Riddle, at the last-
Sagacity, must go-
To guess it, puzzles scholars-
To gain it, Men have borne
Contempt of Generations
And Crucifixion, shown...

-Emily Dickinson

1 comment:

Tony said...

always love Emily Dickinson--incredible brain teasing labyrinthine poems--and thanks for turning me on to the poetry of John Clare--Tony