Tuesday, August 3, 2010

"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."
by Emily Dickinson

A wonderful poem of sweet simplicity and joy. Emily is a heart-felt person who's soul lives on through her poetry.

Emily is undoubtly counting all the various flowers of the fields, and all the meadows in her pastoral expanse of a world in Amherst MA.

Emily referring to the "Bees" and the "Clover" show a perpetuity of heart-felt love she has for her world and her environment. "Bees" and "Clover" in an Emily Dickinson poem is significant of a resounding happiness in the poet today.

As an early naturalist Emily is wholly focused on the spiritual world by way of (via) the natural world of her surrounds. Emily exudes spiritual happiness and oneness with nature; a transcendentalist's quality and state of mind; living in the moment; zen-like here and now which is her intended meditation. A complete "joie de vivre" or joy of life is Emily's resounding feeling in "It's all I have to bring today" and it is so much more than the "sum" total and so much more than enough. Thank-you Emily for this flower of a poem!

A truly happy poem; in fact, a honey of a poem!



  1. "....a honey of a poem!" Indeed, with bees and clover blossoms? As I recall, if I took a clover, split the purple flower and sucked on it, a very sweet flavor would enter my mouth.

    HEY! Thanks for the very supportive comment over there on mine...scooter is a Suzuki Burgman 650cc and does 0-68 in three seconds. Tops out at 120 MPH. So that part is OK. THANKS for the reflective-tape idea. Did not do that last year, but this time I'm traveling a lot at night (cooler) and so...

    This I will DO
    Thanks to YOU!

  2. that and i think perhaps counting hte small joys that surround her...it is a happy poem. hope you are having a wonderful day.

  3. @steveroni that's a pretty good machine! Did a lot of biking (12 speed Fuji). That's fun! Have a safe trip! May the Angels protect you on your journey!

  4. @Brian Miller Thanks Brian! Emily is amazing and she does see all those small things and appreciates them so much. I'm beginning to open up again and sense all the joyful moments that make the world a child-like wonder; thanks to your writing and Emily's!