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||This day -- it was a lonely day. I did have
all its hours for
Angel Mother and Angel Father
. In-between times all day at school I did print messages for them on gray leaves I did gather on the way to school. I did tell on the leaves the longings I was having. Too, on the leaves I did tell of
and our talks as we do go walking down the
, and the poetry I do tell him in the manger. And I did print on more leaves how I do read out of the books they did make -- how I do sit in the manger and read what is in them, and he does
. And on other leaves I did tell them as how the nose of
Thomas Chatterton Jupiter Zeus
that was soreness has now well feels with prayers and
did give, and as how the head-ache of the most big rooster has now well feels with
; and as how the stomachache of
did get well feels with
that Sadie McKibben did give. And after, I did tell of how on many days in
I have had going on searches for the kisses of Angel Father, what he did tell me to keep watches for in the fleurs while he was away gone to the far lands. And on more leaves I did tell them as how
Peter Paul Rubens
that was is not now, and how I do carry about with me the little bell he always did wear in the
||And when these leaves were so done, I did not go on for a time little. For a little time I did have thinks. And the thinks I did have -- they were about the glad song. The glad song in my heart sings not bright today. It is lonesome feels I have. But I do try to have thinks as how I can bring happiness to folks about. That is such a help when lonesome feels do come.
did say, "Make earth glad, little one -- that is the way to keep the
of the glad song ever in your heart. It must not go out." I so do try to keep it there. I so do try for it is help on cold days and old days. And I did have
as how it was Angel Mother did say, "When one keeps the glad song singing in one' s heart then do the hearts of others sing."
||So I did make hard swallows to swallow all the lonesome feels and I did have thinks as how I would stop to get watercress for the
on the way home from
. She does have such a
for it. And too she does have
for singing lessons. I am saving my pennies to buy her one. All the pennies that the
man that wears gray neckties
and is kind to mice does give to me I save. I put them in the corner of the
sleeps at night. I think I have most enough pennies to buy her a singing lesson now. I have nineteen pennies. And when I grow up I am going to buy her a whole
full of singing lessons.
||When we are come, she does smooth back my curls and give me a kiss. She says when we are come, "Here is come the kingdom of heaven." I have feels she has mistakes about that, because the kingdom of heaven, being up in the sky, is there beyond the stars. And when we are come, she does have asking about the voices. And I do help her to get understandings of the thoughts growing with the fleurs and the trees and the leaves. And I do tell her as how those are God's thoughts growing right up out of the earth. And she wants to know more. Always she does ask for more. Tomorrow we will go --
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
and me -- we will go the way that does lead to the house of the girl that has no seeing.
Center for Electronic Studying, University of Oregon.
February 6, 2003