excerpts from The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
August 26, 2016
Nourishment
September 2, 2016

A Book

He ate and drank the precious words,
His spirit grew robust:
He knew no more that he was poor,
Nor that his frame was dust.
He danced along the dingy days,
And this bequest of wings
Was but a book.  What liberty
A loosened spirit brings!

 

Emily Dickinson

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