Thursday, January 30, 2014

A certain slant of light

When I looked at the outfit pictures Buddy took on Monday, I was reminded of Emily Dickinson's poem, There's a certain slant of light. (I can't help it, it's the English teacher in me).


There's a certain slant of light,
On winter afternoons,
That oppresses, like the weight
Of cathedral tunes.


Heavenly hurt it gives us;
We can find no scar,
But internal difference
Where the meanings are.


None may teach it anything,
'Tis the seal, despair,-
An imperial affliction
Sent us of the air.


When it comes, the landscape listens,
Shadows hold their breath;
When it goes, 't is like the distance
On the look of death.



I love how tangible that slant of light is in every single photo.


Outfit details: Vintage dress from Etsy shop Girl Least Likely, H&M jacket, vintage belt from vintage boutique in Brooklyn, Hardly Worn It second hand oxfords

2 comments:

Collections said...

This dress is gorgeous! Looks like something from Madewell.

Monique said...

Happy Chinese New Year! So great you are passing on traditions to your children. I need to come up with some very soon. This outfit is fantastic!

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