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poem: 'to see new englandly'

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On Magnificat Sunday, a small thing: a poem inspired by another young woman who was surprised by joy in unexpected places.

Blessin's, --Tom


after Emily Dickinson

A book of pressed flow’rs,

a Maid’s dearest toy

is—'freshingly—a doorway

into secret Joy—

that desire whose fulfillment

is Yearning, far

greater than Pleasure,

distant—as a Star

and near as the budding

of a violet

in a girl’s Garden—unfolding

into Yet—

Poem © 2019 by Tom Emanuel

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