“The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday--but never jam today.” ~The White Queen
I have to comment on my own post because this poem is just such the best. The first two lines are my sentiments exactly as I work on my novel this week. It is a lonesome glee--yet sanctifies the mind.That Emily. Amazing.
Yes, amazing. "A lonesome glee." So true about writing. I think that's why it's hard for me to get much done. I'm a hopelessly social creature, and let's face it, you only get writing done in solitude. Yet, once you immerse yourself in it, there is joy in the process.
I love Dickinson's poems, they seem to flow and rhyme perfectly. I will be getting to read a lot of them because we are studying her in English now.
I've always wanted to write a novel about her youth. When I was 16 or 17 I began reading a several volume bio with that intent. But it would drain me dry, I know. Her mind was a deep and dazzling darkness (Vaughan). So intensely concentrated.
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