The Groove’s mission statement is clear. LOL—we don’t have a mission statement, but if we had one we’d want it to say that we will not waste our readers’ time with wordy explanations, gratuitous introductions, digressions, asides, redundancies, lists, etc. So . . . LET’S GROOVE!
What is The Groove? Duh! It’s a blog. There are other fine literary forms besides blogs—poetry, for example. Some feel that poetry is at least on a par with blogging.
We can now begin to address the day-to-day, meat-and-potatoes (take that, Dan Quayle), kitchen-table issues, like the fact that some people, Emily Dickinson for example, choose poetry over blogging. Here is an Emily Dickinson poem. The poem “The Brain Within Its Groove” was obviously inspired by The Groove. Groovsters-in-Chief Rachie and Tommy, as well as all regular readers of The Groove, are humbled. So, staying true to our would-be mission statement, we present the poem “The Brain Within Its Groove,” by Emily Dickinson. One more thing: You’ll be excited to know that “The Brain Within Its Groove,” by Emily Dickinson, will be immediately followed by an in-depth analysis by Rachie and Tommy. So now, getting right to it, as promised, and in accordance with our nonexistent mission statement, we give you “The Brain Within Its Groove,” by the aforementioned Emily Dickinson:
The Brain Within Its Groove (by Emily Dickinson)
The Brain within its groove
Runs evenly and true;
But let a splinter swerve,
‘T were easier for you
To put the water back
When floods have slit the hills,
And scooped a turnpike for themselves,
And blotted out the mills!
The Groove’s analysis:
The first two lines mean that you’re totally in the groove.
The next five lines are saying that, if you get a splinter, soak it in water before scooping it out.
The last line is saying that, when you’re removing the splinter, keep grooving, and don’t get distracted by mills (nor the thought of mills).
By the way, you have just read a poem within a blog, which is kind of like a taco inside a taco, or like in Mad Men when Jessica Paré portrays Megan Draper, who portrays the maid, Corinne, in a soap opera.
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