Sunday, July 10, 2011


Reading this one makes me think of a landscape painting...was Miss Dickinson aware of the lovely way yellow and purple play together on a page?

A lane of Yellow led the eye (1650)

by Emily Dickinson

A lane of Yellow led the eye
Unto a Purple Wood
Whose soft inhabitants to be
Surpasses solitude
If Bird the silence contradict
Or flower presume to show
In that low summer of the West
Impossible to know -


Rachel Rose said...

Lovely poem and She was probably aware of it they are complimentary colors and frequently used at the time she was writing.

RH Carpenter said...

I agree, Rachel. I think she probably was taught watercolor painting and knew her colors :)