Until the rolling heaven made them blue,
A blue beyond the rainy hyacinth.
Be the finding of a satisfaction, and may
Be of a man skating, a woman dancing, a woman
Combing. The poem of the act of the mind.
Sources: “Sea Surface Full of Clouds” and “Of Modern Poetry.”
The other day I posted this portrait to my Tumblr over a caption by Emily Dickinson: “I see thee better in the dark.”
Instantly the likes and reblogs began pouring in, and by the time the flood let up there were 255 of them.
Last night I posted this portrait over a caption by Edgar Allan Poe: “How statue-like I see thee stand, / The agate lamp within thy hand!”
Total number of likes and reblogs as of late this morning: 2.