Note to My Readers: Due to the busyness of my summer schedule, in which I'm serving as a camp pastor on top of my normal duties, I'll be putting my ongoing Thursday and Friday series on hold until mid-August. All other days will continue to feature new content as usual, and the Thursday and Friday slots will offer devotional and theological reflections (heretofore unpublished) from my seminary years.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

"A Book," by Emily Dickinson

A combination of busyness and sloth has prevented me from writing any original poetry this week. So in lieu of that, I offer you a classic poem on the glories of reading:

A Book

There is no frigate like a book
     To take us lands away,
Nor any coursers like a page
     Of prancing poetry.
This traverse may the poorest take
     Without oppress of toll;
How frugal is the chariot
     That bears the human soul!

          - Emily Dickinson

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