Fair Is Foul & Foul Is Fair

“Fair is foul, and foul is fair: Hover through the fog and filthy air.”

-William Shakespeare



 

I Bargained With Life



“I bargained with Life for a penny,
And Life would pay no more, 
However I begged at evening
When I counted my scanty store;

For Life is just an employer,
He gives you what you ask,
But once you have set the wages,
Why, you must bear the task.

I worked for a menial’s hire,
Only to learn, dismayed,
That any wage I had asked of Life,
Life would have willingly paid.”

Jessie Belle Rittenhouse



 

Wider Than The Sky



“The brain is wider than the sky for put them side by side – The one the other will contain with ease and you beside – The brain is deeper than the sea – For hold them blue to blue – The one the other will absorb – As sponges buckets do – The brain is just the weight of God for heft them pound for pound – And they will only differ if they do – as Syllable from sound.

Emily Dickinson