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


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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