Small treasures enchant us. They can tickle the fancy; delight the eyes; inspire awe, even. Most admirably, they can be tucked away. My sister’s Christmas gifts reminded me.
My gift to you this week is an assortment of small wonders – one each day – from the “Poem in Your Pocket” collection, introduced by former U.S. Poet Laureate Kay Ryan…
You Cannot Put a Fire Out
by Emily Dickinson
You cannot put a Fire out –
A Thing that can ignite
Can go, itself, without a Fan –
Upon the slowest night.
You cannot fold a Flood –
And put it in a Drawer –
Because the Winds would find it out –
And tell your Cedar Floor –
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What’s your Fire? What’s your Flood?
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Here are some of the gifts from my sister (for the #ChristmasWin)