Saturday, May 14, 2011


Daily Rasp. Closed.

Emily Dickinson sat at a portal to the universal. For those who know the grief of loss, of the closing of ones own life in the closing of others, here is Dickinson putting it, our wonder, for us simply and beautifully.


My life closed twice before its close;
It yet remains to see
If Immortality unveil
A third event to me,
So huge, so hopeless to conceive,
As these that twice befell.
Parting is all we know of heaven,
And all we need of hell.


CGW said...


Dag said...

We all wish the best for Mrs. Rasp. It's heartening to see how many pray for the family.

Tim Johnston said...

It's so hard to let someone know you're thinking of them when we are all just anonymous faces on the internet. I think you've done an exellent job.