Sunday, June 12, 2011

Thought for the Day

The career of flowers differs
from ours only in inaudibleness.
~ Emily Dickinson*


* Emily Dickinson, Letter (No. 388) to Cousins Louise and Frances Norcross, ca. April 1873. The complete letter may be viewed here. Also see "Emily Dickinson" in New York Observer, Vol. 76, August 11, 1898, p. 165 at GoogleBooks (the wording is slightly different). Significant editions of Dickinson's letters are listed here.

A list of additional Emily Dickson resources is found in this earlier post.


Louise Gallagher said...

Your quote today made me smile effortlessly.


Anonymous said...

oh yes! we are truly like the flowers! aren't we?

S. Etole said...

great quote ...