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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
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IT DROPPED SO LOW – 10 September 2008
By Mary T. Hoffman

For today I’ve chosen this poem by Emily Dickinson:

Emily Dickinson (1830 – 1886)

It dropped so low – in my Regard –
I heard it hit the Ground –
And go to pieces on the Stones
At bottom of my Mind –

Yet blamed the Fate that flung it – less
Than I denounced Myself,
For entertaining Plated Wares
Upon my Silver Shelf –

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