“It’s all I have to bring today…” (26) by Emily Dickinson

Feeling a bit lazy on a Monday afternoon. Yesterday I went out with two lovely friends and had the most wonderful time. We watched a play, Shakespeare in Hollywood, and I enjoyed it immensely. I haven’t seen any plays in awhile, and I’m glad I went to this one. What else was yesterday about? In no particular order: white Toblerone with wasabi cake, plagiarism, living in a commune, coffee, book hunting, Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, suicide, digital cameras, guys with facial hair, ladies who lunch, tropical fruit shakes, Palawan, R., freelancing, pest control, Irish christening gowns, leaving an extra tip for a cute waiter, walking around Makati, bass players, construction workers, pizza topped with arugula and truffle oil, A., Paul Auster and Siri Hustvedt, helping a reporter out, and more.

Sometimes I can’t believe these two picked me as their friend. I feel so lucky.

“It’s all I have to bring today…” (26)
Emily Dickinson

It’s all I have to bring today —
This, and my heart beside —
This, and my heart, and all the fields —
And all the meadows wide —
Be sure you count — should I forget
Some one the sum could tell —
This, and my heart, and all the Bees
Which in the Clover dwell.

This is from The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, edited by Thomas H. Johnson, published by Little, Brown & Company, 1960.

3 Comments

  1. It is more than enough…..and I am soooooo grateful for the larger print too! Thankyou. Your two friends are fortunate for your company.
    Drop in to my blog today…there’s more entertainment there for you.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s