Sheared Bliss

Happy Birthday, Emily
December 10, 2009, 4:10 pm
Filed under: Fiber Arts, History, Randomness | Tags: , ,


Autumn—overlooked my Knitting—
Dyes—said He—have I—
Could disparage a Flamingo—
Show Me them—said I—

Cochineal—I chose—for deeming
It resemble Thee—
And the little Border—Dusker—
For resembling Me—

Emily Dickinson


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This takes me back to 12th grade English in a big way. But what color is dusker? I must know in order to properly analyze this poem. And didn’t Emily wear white most of the time?

Comment by NurseK

Dusker means darker so possibly refers to a darker shade of red or pink or just a dark color in general.

Comment by shearedbliss

One of my favourites and misplaced in my memory, Thanks!

Comment by Leslie

Beautiful! I love it!

Comment by happydaymomma

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