we brethren are

Only since college have I begun my slow process of appreciating poetry. This has certainly helped me along.

I died for beauty, but was scarce
Adjusted in the tomb,
When one who died for truth was lain
In an adjoining room.

He questioned softly why I failed?
‘For beauty,’ I replied.
‘And I for truth,-the two are one;
We brethren are,’ he said.

And so, as kinsmen met at night,
We talked between the rooms,
Until the moss had reached our lips,
And covered up our names.

Emily Dickinson

rotorua, new zealand

Advertisements
Standard

2 thoughts on “we brethren are

  1. Angelee Garcia says:

    I love Emily. Have you tried Mary Oliver?

    It’s 2:47 A.M., and I’m just creepin around your blog…..

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s