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Holy Week. Whole Life.

by Peter Traben Haas

During Lent, I’ve been reading from the Letters of Emily Dickenson – that most original voice of American poetry. Though she never left her hometown, her vision and depth of understanding was universal. 562 more words

Contemplative Christianity

A Narrow Fellow

A Narrow Fellow in the Grass

By Emily Dickenson

A narrow fellow in the grass

Occasionally rides;

You may have met him—did you not

His notice sudden is, 537 more words


Dog Tao

“Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.”
~ Emily Dickinson

“A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog.” 35 more words

Welcome the Ecstatic Experience, 3/16/15

“The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.” - Emily Dickinson
Quotes 2015

No-one Likes Poems.

My father said, “I don’t like poetry.” But he recited whole stretches of Shakespeare and odd fragments he learned at school. They shaped his thought and ferried it forward until he died, more than threescore years after his schooling ended. 426 more words


Review, Amherst

William Nicholson is a screenwriter, or at least a co-screenwriter, having shared credits for Shadowlands, Les Miserables and Gladiator. (Although given the scathing things Russell Crowe has said about the… 684 more words