Dickinson, Random Thoughts

Lessons Found in Unlikely Places – Emily Dickinson 1350

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Tired after a long day’s work, I sought a quick distraction before shutting down.  Emily Dickinson came to the rescue.  Here is her short, yet powerful untitled poem 1350

Luck is not chance —
It’s Toil —
Fortune’s expensive smile
Is earned —
The Father of the Mine
Is that old-fashioned Coin
We spurned —

I find it extremely interesting that someone who lived in such extreme isolation can speak so perfectly of  hard work and ambition.  Thank you Emily.  I will make my own fortune, my own luck.

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About The Mad Hatter

A little random, oftentimes heady, totally looking for purpose. I'm moved by topics across the board, sometimes focusing on reading classic literature or more recent philosophy; sometimes given to less productive impulses. In order to stay active, I've also just joined the Yahoo Contributor Network.

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5 thoughts on “Lessons Found in Unlikely Places – Emily Dickinson 1350

  1. Perfect! Thnaks for sharing.

    Posted by Darlene Foster | February 8, 2012, 10:15 pm
  2. I like the way she equates luck with a reward for hard work, basically saying you make your own luck. I’ve always believed this. Keep up the good blogging, Nick.
    Hey! I like your blog so much I’m giving you the Liebster Blog Award http://wp.me/p2acTK-42 Congrats!

    Posted by rogerdengle | February 9, 2012, 9:13 am

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