Thoughtful Thursdays | Winter | There’s a certain Slant of light

This is another of a favourite poems from one of my favourite authors. The Winter light certainly does give the garden a different feel at this time of year.

 


“There’s a certain Slant of light”

 

There’s a certain Slant of light,

Winter Afternoons –

That oppresses, like the Heft

Of Cathedral Tunes –

 

Heavenly Hurt, it gives us –

We can find no scar,

But internal difference,

Where the Meanings, are –

 

None may teach it – Any –

‘Tis the Seal Despair –

An imperial affliction

Sent us of the Air –

 

When it come, the Landscape listens –

Shadows – hold their breath –

When it goes, ’tis like the Distance

On the look of Death –

 

Emily Dickinson

 

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