In honor of Emily

It was Emily Dickinson’s Birthday this week, the more I read about Emily and study her poetry the more I realize her great contribution to American poetry. If you’re ever in Amherst, Massachusetts a visit to her house is a must.
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A clock stopped — not the mantel’s
Geneva’s farthest skill
Can’t put the puppet bowing
That just now dangled still.

An awe came on the trinket!
The figures hunched with pain,
Then quivered out of decimals
Into degreeless noon.

It will not stir for doctors,
This pendulum of snow;
The shopman importunes it,
While cool, concernless No

Nods from the gilded pointers,
Nods from seconds slim,
Decades of arrogance between
The dial life and him.

Today read several of Emily’s poems or try to write a poem in the style of Emily Dickinson.

The Writing Nag

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