Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Origins of Wednesday xlii: To rely

  On a Columnar Self -
  How ample to rely
  In Tumult - or Extremity -
  How good the Certainty

  That Lever cannot pry -
  And Wedge cannot divide
  Conviction - That Granitic Base -
  Though none be on our side -

                   Suffice Us - for a Crowd -
                   Ourself - and Rectitude -
                   And that Assembly - not far off
                   From furthest Spirit - God -

Helen Vendler
  Selected Poems 
  and Commentaries
Emily Dickinson
Harvard University Press, 2010©

Akira Gomi
Rena Murakami
gelatin silver print

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