Tuesday, June 20, 2006


as seen on mixedupbeauty.net and paleautumn.net

Closest Blue Book Meme
1. Grab the nearest book with a blue cover.
2. Open the book to page 86.
3. Find the first full paragraph.
4. Post the text in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Don’t search around and look for the coolest book you can find, just the closest blue book. (I'll admit to skipping by Rachel Ray's 30-Minute Get Real Meals...no paragraphs in there.)

"Of bronze and blaze
The north, tonight!
So adequate its forms,
So preconcerted with itself,
So distant to alarms, -
An unconcern so sovereign
To universe, or me,
It paints my simple spirit
With tints of majesty,
Till I take vaster attitudes,
And strut upon my stem,
Disdaining men and oxygen,
For arrogance of them.

My splendors are menagerie;
But their completeless show
Will entertain the centuries
When I am, long ago,
An island in dishonored grass,
Whom none but daisies know."

-XIV, Emily Dickinson

I'll admit freely that I'm not a poetry person.  I wish I was but I'm not.  I can appreciate the beauty of the words and form, but my brain just keeps saying "Just say what you're trying to say!!!  SPIT IT OUT!"

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