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“I felt a Funeral, in my Brain…” -Emily Dickinson

I felt a funeral, in my Mind,

like the slow decension

of the Sun clearing way for Dusk.

And- it seemed- the Procession

carried Reason in the polished Casket.

And the Dirge began to play,

Mourners faces remained Stoic,

the absence of Sagacity

weighed heavy on my head.

No riveting Ecstasy

as the cathedral opened up,

releasing a Necessity unto Heaven.

written 14 November, 2014

“Constantly talking isn’t necessarily communicating.” ~ Joel Barish (Jim Carrey), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Let me honestly say,

love, I have no idea

what I am doing.

I monologue

because you let me.

That is a mistake.

I’d rather listen.

When I open my mouth

something honest and stupid

always pours out,

and I’m so critical

of everything I say and do

and you might be too,

but you won’t tell me-

your feelings get lost

because you’re letting me talk

and talk

and talk.

How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot!
the world forgiving by the world forgot.
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind!
Each pray’r accepted, and each wish resign’d….”

From Eloisa to Abelard by Alexander Pope.

Quoted in, what is perhaps my favorite movie, “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”. The poem deals with the concepts of divine love, tortured lovers, vengeance within the family, forgetting and letting go.