‘Composed Upon a Sunlit Chair’ by Bruce Dale Wise The Society February 26, 2013 Art, Poetry “Heavenly Hurt, it gives us—” —Emily Dickinson A sunlit chair by Michael John Hunt sits in light, inside a house with open door. It’s at a foyer corner—shadowed bits upon the greenish wall and wooden floor. One almost could envision Emily Elizabeth, appearing, Dickinson, in white, a prisoner of family, locked up in talk with Thomas Higginson. Outside one sees the sky, a tree, the grass, a walk and water, blue and glittering. There, too, one could imagine she would pass between the moment and its filtering. There are so many possibilities. Why is it—beauty— makes one ill at ease? February 12, 2013 Featured image “A Sunlit Chair,” acrylic on panel, 2011 by Michael John Hunt. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.