"Dreaming My Dreams With You"
The Trinity Session
❝ You asked why I wrote. I said lost things.
— Dave Smith, from “Answer to a Poet’s Last Letter,” in Kite’s Fate: Poems 1991-1995 (Louisiana State University Press, 1996)
❝ Christ is calling everyone here. All my companions have answered. Even my darling sister believes she loves and trusts him. And I am standing alone in rebellion; and growing very careless. I am one of the lingering bad ones—and so do I slink away and pause—and ponder, and ponder, and pause. I tremble when I think how soon the weeks and days of this term will all have been spent, and my fate will be sealed, perhaps. I have neglected the one thing needful when all were obtaining it, and I may never, never again pass through such a season as was granted us last winter. It is not now too late, so my friends tell me. So my offended conscience whispers. But it is hard for me to give up the world.
Emily Dickinson, The Collected Letters(via heteroglossia)