Sunday, December 23, 2018

The Savior Must Have Been A Docile Gentleman

photo © Mark Butkus 2014
A Christmas poem by Emily Dickinson.

The Savior must have been
A docile Gentleman—
To come so far so cold a Day
For little Fellowmen—

The Road to Bethlehem
Since He and I were Boys
Was leveled, but for that ‘twould be
A rugged Billion Miles—


— Emily Dickinson


Inducted into the American Poets Corner in 1984, Emily Dickinson was one of the first three American poets to be so honored alongside Washington Irving and Walt Whitman.