Emily, again... (poetry)
Thread poster: Aurora Humarán (X)

Aurora Humarán (X)  Identity Verified
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Dec 4, 2003

A word is dead
When it is said
Some say.

I say it just
Begins to live
That day.

Emily Dickinson


mónica alfonso  Identity Verified
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Pleasure, pleasure, pleasure Dec 4, 2003

Thanks, Au, for bringing her here!


Aurora Humarán (X)  Identity Verified
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Alter! When the hills do.... Dec 4, 2003


Emily wrote more than 1,100 poems and only a few were published while she was alive. Most of her small pearls had no titles but numbers.
Here, the one I love the most, number 729 (I think I`m going to change my proz mottoicon_wink.gif )

Au, a stubborn basque (poetic, though...)

Alter! When the Hills do—
Falter! When the Sun
Question if His Glory
Be the Perfect One—

Surfeit! When the Daffodil
Doth of the Dew—
Even as Herself—Sir—
I will—of You—



mónica alfonso  Identity Verified
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I have always loved her poems Dec 4, 2003

and her synthetic way of posing matters.


Flora Iacoponi, MCIL  Identity Verified
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To make a prairie Dec 5, 2003

it takes a clover and a bee
A clover and a bee
And Revery
Revery alone can do if bees are few

My little contribution
Good choice of topic!



Marcela Robaina Boyd  Identity Verified
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Another one Dec 5, 2003

If what we could were what we would--
Criterion be small;
It is the Ultimate of talk
The impotence to tell.


Aurora Humarán (X)  Identity Verified
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More Emily, anybody? Dec 8, 2003

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all.

And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.

I´ve heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
it asked a crumb of me.


Berni Armstrong  Identity Verified
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There is no escape from self Dec 10, 2003

I like this one where she plays with how our hearts leap over great events and ideas - but we remain hidebound by our little selves.

"I never hear the word "escape"
Without a quicker blood,
A sudden expectation,
A flying attitude!

I never hear of prisons broad
By soldiers battered down,
But I tug childish at my bars
Only to fail again!




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Another one... 185 Dec 17, 2003

"Faith" is a fine invention
When Gentlemen can ^^see^^
But Microscopes are prudent
In an Emergency.

Cheers ;>D
Lusobrás /Claudia Campbell


laurawheeler  Identity Verified
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a bit early in the season, but ! Dec 29, 2003

Before you thought of spring,
Except as a surmise,
You see, God bless his suddenness,
A fellow in the skies
Of independent hues,
A little weather-worn,
Inspiriting habiliments
Of indigo and brown.

With specimens of song,
As if for you to choose,
Discretion in the interval,
With gay delays he goes
To some superior tree
Without a single leaf,
And shouts for joy to nobody
But his seraphic self!


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