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Shelter From the Storm, Bob Dylan

Emily Dickinson – Poem #1225

Its Hour with itself
The Spirit never shows.
What Terror would enthrall the Street
Could Countenance disclose

The Subterranean Freight
The Cellars of the Soul—
Thank God the loudest Place he made
Is license to be still.

Emily Dickinson – Poem 1355

The Mind lives on the Heart
Like any Parasite —
If that is full of Meat
The Mind is fat.

But if the Heart omit
Emaciate the Wit —
The Aliment of it
So absolute.

Emily Dickinson – Poem 1656

Down Time’s quaint stream
Without an oar
We are enforced to sail
Our Port a secret
Our Perchance a Gale
What Skipper would
Incur the Risk
What Buccaneer would ride
Without a surety from the Wind
Or schedule of the Tide —

The Etiquette of the Admonition is Questionable: Falling in Love with Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson is a tough sell for high school kids. I remember, junior year, counting the days until the “poetry section” of American Lit was over. Red wheelbarrows and blades of grass were all well and good, but I craved something linear, something I could wrap my adolescent mind around a bit more easily, maybe […]

ER Clip – Who Will Deliver Us?

Isaiah 53:5, 1 John 1:8-9

Plank To Plank

I noticed recently that two of my favorite film directors, Woody Allen and Noah Baumbach, make reference in their films to the same joke, Q: “How do you make God laugh?” A: “Make A Plan”. Of course, since neither of them believes in God, I assume it’s their cute way of expressing how life rarely, […]

Melanchton

A great quote from the early edition of the reformer’s Systematic Theology, courtesy of Simeon Zahl:

“The Christian will acknowledge that nothing is less in his power than his heart.”