I Famish To Behold

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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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Chrysanthemums in a jug by a tiled wall

lucie vdiLucie van Dam van Isselt  (1871 – 1949)


Beauty is not caused. It is.
–  Emily Dickinson



So Intricately Done

Naturalis_Biodiversity_Center_-_RMNH.ART.803_-_Hydrangea_-_Kawahara_KeigaKawahara Keiga 川原慶賀   (1786 – 1860?)


Bloom — is Result — to meet a Flower
And casually glance
Would scarcely cause one to suspect
The minor Circumstance

Assisting in the Bright Affair
So intricately done
Then offered as a Butterfly
To the Meridian —

To pack the Bud — oppose the Worm —
Obtain its right of Dew —
Adjust the Heat — elude the Wind —
Escape the prowling Bee

Great Nature not to disappoint
Awaiting Her that Day —
To be a Flower, is profound
Responsibility —


Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (1830 – 1886) 

Arion Riding a Dolphin

Albrecht Dürer (21 May 1471 – 6 April 1528)I started Early — Took my Dog —
And visited the Sea  —
The Mermaids in the Basement
Came  out to look at me —

And Frigates  — in the Upper Floor
Extended Hempen Hands —
Presuming Me to be a Mouse —
Aground  — upon the Sands —

But no Man  moved Me — till the Tide
Went past my simple Shoe —
And past my Apron — and my Belt —
And  past my Bodice — too —

And made  as He would eat me up —
As wholly as a Dew
Upon a Dandelion’s Sleeve —
And then  — I started — too —

And He — He  followed — close behind —
I felt his Silver Heel
Upon my Ankle — Then my Shoes
Would  overflow with Pearl —

Until We met  the Solid Town —
No One He seemed to know —
And bowing — with a Mighty look —
At  me — The Sea withdrew —