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“Some Keep The Sabbath”

August 29, 2016

A excellent food for thought from Ronnie!

Ronnie McBrayer

emilydickinsonSometimes I wish I had more of a poet’s touch, rather than pounding out these paragraphs of prose for all these years. The ability to say so much with so few words is a lacking discipline in our society (outside of a scarce group of especially creative people on Twitter), so the poets who can weave and wordsmith their way into our hearts with only a quatrain or two, have my highest admiration.

In days past we had Walt Whitman, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and from across the Atlantic, Elizabeth Barrett Browning. And while I’m no expert in the genre, my favorite writer from this golden poetic age is Emily Dickinson.She was a complicated woman, unorthodox in style, and for her time, she had an unorthodox spirituality.

From strong, New England, Puritan roots she was a witness to the latter years of the Second Great Awakening, had an apparent conversion of…

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