Monday, May 26, 2008

Of God we ask one favour...

Of God we ask one favour,

That we may be forgiven –

For what, he is presumed to know –

The Crime, from us, is hidden –

Immured the whole of Life

Within a magic Prison

We reprimand the Happiness

That too competes with Heaven.

Emily Dickinson


gartenfische said...

Thank you for this. I've been thinking about Dickinson lately, for some reason.

Jan said...

Thank you. An unfamiliar one from Emily for me.

Catherine + said...

Jan, it was also unfamiliar to me, and it is like finding a treasure when I come across one like this. Thank you for visiting today.