Lent 2024, Day 19: Bloom.

Images of Emily Dickinson, her home, and the velocipede, courtesy of the Emily Dickinson Museum. Photo Illustration by me.

Today, some poetry from Emily Dickinson. We’re a few more weeks from spring, and with our current chilly rain, I’m getting antsy for the warmth of sunny days ahead.

by Emily Dickinson

Bloom — is Result — to meet a Flower
And casually glance
Would cause one scarcely 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 —

To learn more about flowers, Emily Dickinson, and how the artistic video above was made, check out Maria Popova’s post at The Marginalian here.

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