White Dresses

Reading: Selected Poems, Emily Dickinson
Listening: Grow Grow Grow, PJ Harvey

“She dresses wholly in white, and her mind is said to be perfectly wonderful.”

(Mabel Loomis Todd on Emily Dickinson)
I’m not interested in wedding dresses.  
Think: haunted, hunted, heavenly, heavy.

I died for beauty but was scarce
Adjusted in the tomb,
When one who died for truth was lain
In an adjoining room.

He questioned softly why I failed?
“For beauty,” I replied.
“And I for truth,–the two are one;
We brethren are,” he said.

And so, as kinsmen met a night,
We talked between the rooms,
Until the moss had reached our lips,
And covered up our names.

(Emily Dickinson)


Images via: Emily Dickinson, Pj Harvey, ghost, Marc Jacobs, Symphony in White No. 1train, floating, running.
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