Dit roep en roer my woordlief hart.

“For poetry was all written before time was, 

and whenever we are so finely organized 

that we can penetrate into that region 

where the air is music, 

we hear those primal warblings and

attempt to write them down, 

but we lose ever and anon a word or a verse

and substitute something of our own, 

and thus miswrite the poem. 

The men of more delicate ear write down

these cadences more faithfully, 

and these transcripts, though imperfect, 

become the songs of the nations.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Artist~Shawna Erbeck