Friday, May 05, 2017

Poetry Friday: Emily Dickinson



I just felt like a little bit of Emily today. 

Go here, to Poets.org, to read the five perfect lines of "To make a prairie."

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The Amazing Jama has the round up this week at Jama's Alphabet Soup.

15 comments:

Tabatha said...

You're so right, Karen. Wouldn't change a thing of those five lines! Thank goodness for revery, bees, and Emily.

Brenda Harsham said...

Those are such perfect lines. Emily and revery equals luxury.

tanita✿davis said...

I think my FAVORITE Emily book last year was Susan Snively's Poetry for Kids (which Jama reviewed) where there are lovely illustrations of all of the poems. I love the brevity of that prairie poem, and the illustrations just took it over the top.

Karen Edmisten said...

Tanita, the illustrations in that book are dreamy! I love them!

Brenda and Tabatha, thanks for joining in the revery today. :)

jama said...

Sigh, thanks for this Friday gift of Emily. Perfection is the way to describe this poem. A small miracle it is. . .

Kortney said...

I do think you're right--perfection. Copying into my commonplace right now!

Mrs. Wyman said...

I need a little Emily every day, so thank you! Just saw the wonderful ED exhibit at the Morgan Library in NYC. :-) Christie @ https://wonderingandwondering.wordpress.com/blog/

Kay said...

Every day is a good day for a little Emily!

Linda B said...

Five perfect lines - just right, Karen. Thank you!

Jane @ Raincity Librarian said...

Any time is a good time for Emily.

Karen Edmisten said...

So happy to be sharing Emily's perfection with my fellow Emily fangirls! :)

Mary Lee said...

Ahh...I'm sad that bees are becoming few, but good to remember that no matter what, we will always be capable of revery!

Alice Nine said...

Ah... Emily! I saw a bee today checking out my lavender that is just about to present itself.

michelle kogan said...

Thanks for Emily Dickinson's poem Karen, it's perfect. Here's a short poem inspired by her poem "To make a prairie."

Haloed Honey Bee

I saw a honey bee
busy in my backyard,
and around it danced
a halo of reverie,
for only me to see.

© 2017 Michelle Kogan

Ruth said...

I see Mary Lee already said it, but I was thinking as I read this that bees ARE few!