Winter Afternoons –

Summary

It’s Christmas time in Amherst and the Dickinson clan assembles with choice guests for our entertainment. Can Emily host a successful dinner?

Also, Louisa May Alcott is badass.

Emily’s poem for the day: 

There’s a certain Slant of light,

Winter Afternoons –

That oppresses, like the Heft

Of Cathedral Tunes –

Heavenly Hurt, it gives us –

We can find no scar,

But internal difference –

Where the Meanings, are –

None may teach it – Any –

‘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, ’tis like the Distance

On the look of Death –