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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.


CONSTANT – 12 January 2008
By Mary T. Hoffman

While looking through a paperback book of Emily Dickinson’s poetry, I found a clipping of one of her poems that I had cut out of an old newspaper years ago and had saved. This poem – “Constant” – was not listed among the many poems in my book.

Although she wrote hundreds of poems, Emily Dickinson, born in Amherst, Massachusetts 10 December 1830, was not publicly recognized for her achievement during her lifetime. She died 15 May 1886 in the place of her birth.

By Emily Dickinson
(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886)

Alter? When the hills do.
Falter? When the sun
Question if his glory
Be the perfect one.

Surfeit? When the daffodil
Doth of the dew:
Even as herself,
O friend! I will of you!

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