Morning means just Risk- to the Lover- Just revelation- to the Beloved
Epicures-date a Breakfast- by it Brides-an Apocalypse- Worlds- a Flood- Faint-going Lives-Their Lapse from Sighing- Faith-the Experiment of Our Lord-
Emily Dickinson What does morning mean to you? Any of these things? Is dawn the beginning of a new experiment for you? Or will things stay just the same as the day, the week, the month, the year, the life before? Does daylight bring hope, sadness, guilt, or something else quite different? I took my first pause over the first line "just Risk- to the Lover"; An anxious lover who meticulously plans out in his head, each second of the next passionate meeting with the woman he'd like to be intimate with just now. The second pause came for me at "revelation- to the Beloved". I am so loved by the One I longed to be loved by. I feel all that love at this moment, giving me freedom to see that which I've never known before. A third stop at "epicure". That was the delightful breakfast we ate perfectly baked blueberry scones with lemon curd and freshly whipped cream. The longest pause for me came at "the Bride- an Apocolypse". Is this the morning after her wedding? Does apocolypse always signify something regrettable? If so, is it the loss of innocence in the case of a new bride? If an apocalypse is simply a dynamic discovery, then what does this morning speak to her? Faint? I do not experience the morning in this way, and I'd sigh for sure if I did. What do you think of Emily referring to morning as "Faith- the Experiment of our Lord"? Does this offend or ring true?