“I have no life but this- To lead it here- Nor any death - but lest Dispelled from there- Nor tie to earths to come- Nor action new- Except through this extent- The realm of you.”
“Much Madness is divinest Sense -- To a discerning Eye -- Much Sense -- the starkest Madness -- 'Tis the Majority.
“It was not death, for I stood up, And all the dead lie down; It was not night, for all the bells Put out their tongues, for noon"
“Faith—is the Pierless Bridge Supporting what We see Unto the Scene that We do not— Too slender for the eye"
“The Heart is the Capital of the Mind— The Mind is a single State— The Heart and the Mind together make A single Continent—" “The soul selects her own society, Then shuts the door; On her divine majority Obtrude no more.”
“I'm nobody! Who are you? Are you nobody, too? Then there's a pair of us -- don't tell! They'd banish us, you know".
“I wonder if it hurts to live, And if they have to try, And whether, could they choose between, They would not rather die.”
“A power of Butterfly must be - The Aptitude to fly Meadows of Majesty concedes And easy Sweeps of Sky -”
“A Word that Breathes Distinctly Has not the Power to Die”
“Tell all the truth but tell it slant, Success in circuit lies, Too bright for our infirm delight The truth's superb surprise;"
“Who has not found the heaven below Will fail of it above. God's residence is next to min, His furniture is love.”
I hide myself within my flower, That, fading from your vase, You, unsuspecting, feel for me Almost a loneliness...”
“We never know how high we are Till we are called to rise; And then, if we are true to plan, Our statures touch the skies."
“Hunger is a way Of standing outside windows The entering takes away.”
“Lest Love should value less What loss would value more, Had it the stricken privilege --- It cherishes before.”
“I NEVER lost as much but twice, And that was in the sod; Twice have I stood a beggar Before the door of God!"
“Pain - has an Element of Blank It cannot recollect When it begun - or if there were a time when it was not - It has no Future - but itself - Its Infinite contain Its Past - enlightened to perceive New Periods - of Pain.” " “We journey to the day, And tell each other how we sang To keep the dark away.”
“If the stillness is Volcanic In the human face When upon a pain Titanic Features keep their place-"
"If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain; If I can ease one life the aching, Or cool one pain, Or help one fainting robin Unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain. "
“It might be lonelier Without the Loneliness - I’m so accustomed to my Fate - Perhaps the Other - Peace –"
“They say that “Time assuages” - Time never did assuage - An actual suffering strengthens As Sinews do, with age - "Time is a Test of Trouble - But not a Remedy - If such it prove, it prove too There was no Malady”
“I stepped from plank to plank So slow and cautiously; The stars about my head I felt, About my feet the sea. "I knew not but the next Would be my final inch,— This gave me that precarious gait Some call experience.”
“Hope is the thing with feathers "That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never stops at all.”
“Because I could not stop for Death – He kindly stopped for me – The Carriage held but just Ourselves – And Immortality.”
“Experiment escorts us last- His pungent company will not allow an axiom An opportunity”
“Look back on Time, with kindly eyes - He doubtless did his best - How softly sinks that trembling sun In Human Nature's West -”
"Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you've never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you.
When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful.
There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again.
Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all.Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon.
You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.”