Monday, October 6, 2014








Success is counted sweetest
By those who ne’er succeed.
To comprehend a Nectar
Requires sorest need.

Not one of all the purple Host
Who took the Flag today
can tell the definition
So clear of Victory


As he –– defeated –– dying ––
On who forbidden ear
The distant sound of Triumph breaks ––
Agonized and clear.

~ Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)



1 comment:

  1. Help, Lord! Help, Lord!
    Wilt Thou quite destroy us?

    Lord, bow Thine ear to our prayer.

    Zion spreadeth her hands for aid,
    And there is neither help nor comfort

    The deep affords no water,
    And the rivers are exhausted.

    The suckling's tongue now cleaveth
    For thirst to its mouth.

    The infant children ask for bread,
    And there is no one breaketh it
    To feed them ...


    ~ Elijah - Felix Mendelssohn - opening chorus

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