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Emily Dickinson - Blossoms will run away,

Blossoms will run away,
Cakes reign but a Day,
But Memory like Melody
Is pink Eternally.

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 1578. Blossoms will run away,
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: May 29 2016

Comment 1 of 1, added on July 30th, 2016 at 4:08 PM.
About a Trinity in disguise

It is one of my beliefs that money is like sex: both commodities are important but not essential. When someone once responded to this belief by asking: "Then what IS essential?", I decided to turn to the best poet I know, for an answer: Miss Emily Dickinson.
And among other, she came up with this little jewel, of which the first two lines speak for themselves, I guess. Blossoms wither away all too quickly and cakes will be stale after just a few hours. What carries an essence, however, must last forever; should contribute to a timeless base. And thus we arrive at the enigma, hidden in the last two lines. Miss Dickinson adds to the riddle that life is, by telling us that Memory like Melody is It. It here stands for pink Eternally and I wil have to say a few words about that shortly.
First let me reveal a little personal secret: I like to recite by heart several of her poems. When I tried to do so from scratch with this little one, I made the following mistake, I recited it as follows: Memory AND Melody ARE pink Eternally.
So there I went, tricked by Miss Dickinsons genius!
So, YES, memory AND Melody ARE, but only if memory is melodious!
And then it will be pink Eternally. But what is it with that pink? It stands for Faith, Love and Hope, is what I feel ...

Willem Ernst from Netherlands

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