April 7: “A Narrow Fellow in the Grass” by Day Williams

Narrow Fellow in the Grass

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A narrow fellow in the grass (#1096)

BY EMILY DICKINSON

A narrow fellow in the grass
Occasionally rides;
You may have met him—did you not
His notice sudden is,
The grass divides as with a comb,
A spotted shaft is seen,
And then it closes at your feet,
And opens further on.
He likes a boggy acre,
A floor too cool for corn,
But when a boy and barefoot,
I more than once at noon
Have passed, I thought, a whip lash,
Unbraiding in the sun,
When stooping to secure it,
It wrinkled and was gone.
Several of nature’s people
I know, and they know me;
I feel for them a transport
Of cordiality.
But never met this fellow,
Attended or alone,
Without a tighter breathing,
And zero at the bone.

Emily Dickinson, “A Narrow Fellow in the Grass” from The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Variorum Edition, Ralph W. Franklin, ed., Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Copyright ©  1998 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. Copyright © 1951, 1955, 1979, 1983 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College.

Source: The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Variorum Edition (Harvard University Press, 1998)

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April 7: Songs

Day Williams created this graphic depiction of this date.
April 7
Songs

 

272.

If you got the money, honey

I’ve got the time

We’ll go honky-tonkin’

And we’re gonna have a time

Bring along your Cadillac

Leave my old wreck behind

If you got the money, honey

I’ve got the time

~Willie Nelson, “If You’ve Got the Money, I’ve Got the Time,” written by Lefty Frizzell & Jim Beck (1976)

 

273.

Living in a material world

And I am a material girl

You know that we are living in a material world

And I am a material girl

~Madonna, “Material Girl“ (1985)

 

274.

Money money money money . . . money

Money money money money . . . money

Money money money money . . . money

Money money money money . . . money

Money money money money . . . money

Money money money money . . . money

~The O’Jays, “For the Love of Money“ (1973)

 

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