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

3 comments:

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.