Crumbling is not an Instant’s Act

Crumbling is not an instant’s Act
A fundamental pause
Dilapidation’s processes
Are organized Decays —

‘Tis first a Cobweb on the Soul
A Cuticle of Dust
A Borer in the Axis

An Elemental Rust —

Ruin is formal — Devil’s work
Consecutive and slow —
Fail in an instant, no man did
Slipping — is Crash’s law.

Crumbling is not an Instant’s Act, by Emily Dickinson
Photographs of Rappa Castle, County Mayo


2 comments on “Crumbling is not an Instant’s Act

  1. Paul Cusack says:

    I find this a wonderfully eloquent post. Your images, Robert, are beautiful but when so perfectly matched with the poetry the effect is extraordinarily moving and thought provoking.

  2. iskeraulin says:

    This post bought me to this post by David Hicks.
    thanks Robert

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