8 When roses cease to bloom, sir

Written summer 1858. Deceptively simple inspiration.


When Roses cease to bloom, Sir,
And Violets are done –
When Bumblebees in solemn flight
Have passed beyond the Sun –
The hand that paused to gather
Opon this Summer’s day
Will idle lie – in Auburn –
Then take my flowers – pray!

[Emily Dickinson]

In beauty –


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Bethany Ramus

Bethany | ביתענה – household of response, occupation, affliction, and Divine Presence.

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