I Famish To Behold

kit utamaro
Kitagawa Utamaro (c. 1753 – 1806)


The most triumphant Bird I ever knew or met
Embarked upon a twig today
And till Dominion set
I famish to behold so eminent a sight
And sang for nothing scrutable
But intimate Delight.
Retired, and resumed his transitive Estate—
To what delicious Accident
Does finest Glory fit!

Emily Dickinson (1830 – 1886)



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  1. I don’t like much poetry but I do like many Dickinson pieces. The illustration is beautiful too.

    • She is absolutely in her own realm. Rigorous & unsentimental. I have at least two others on there somewhere–It’s been exhilarating to find poems of hers I hadn’t read, and love her more & more as I go.
      I’m glad you found your way here—Thank you for letting me know that both birds brought some pleasure.

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