There’s a certain Slant of light,
Winter Afternoons —
That oppresses, like the Heft
Of Cathedral Tunes –
Happy New Year!
“Heft of Cathedral tunes” anyone?
For all those not suffering from a hangover or headache, remember — this is an election year, and as of today the ten-month-plus-a-few-days countdown begins. It’s going to be a long and ponderous haul, as the following small handful of links can quickly demonstrate:
There. That’s the way the world looks from its ‘fruit’ cellars. Interesting how it was that somehow, Emily Dickinson managed to sum up both the essence and the impact of 2016’s Republican Party philosophy AND candidates — and she did it more than 150 years ago and needed only twelve words! — when she wrote:
‘Tis the Seal Despair —
An imperial affliction
Sent us of the Air —
“Imperial affliction.” I like that. Well, not really.