Saturday, December 10, 2005

Happy Birthday, Emilys!

On this day in 1830, Emily Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts.

On this day in 1987, Emily Ruffner was born in Warrenton, Virginia.

I did not discover that these Emilys share a birthday until this year. So Happy Birthday, Emilys. :-)

Here's one of my favorite poems by the first Emily:


Tell all the truth but tell it slant—
Success in Circuit lies
Too bright for our infirm Delight

The Truth’s superb surprise
As Lightning to the Children eased
With explanation kind
The Truth must dazzle gradually
Or every man be blind—


Blogger Megan said...

Many happy returns, Emily Ruffner!!

8:05 PM  

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