Friday, January 11, 2019

Poetry Friday: I dwell in possibility

Ah, my Emily!

So appropriate for January —for looking ahead — for being open to interpretation — full of possibility!

I dwell in Possibility
by Emily Dickinson

I dwell in Possibility –
A fairer House than Prose –
More numerous of Windows –
Superior – for Doors –

(Read the entire short poem here, at The Poetry Foundation.)



Ruth said...

My poem for the year!

KatApel - said...

The promise of a new year.

Heidi Mordhorst said...

I always think the more numerous of windows, the better. Happy New Year, Karen!

Karen Edmisten said...

Ruth, I missed visiting too many of my PF friend last week, but I see now that you chose it as your word for the year.. And I love your version/rewrite of/tribute to the poem! :) Marvelous!

Thanks, Kat, for stopping by, and thanks for hosting, too!

Happy New Year to you, too, Heidi!

Linda B said...

Somehow I left my comment on Jone's post, must have had two up at the same time. Here it is! “A fairer House than Prose –” is a favorite line in this, and of course, the opening. Perfect, Karen. Happy New Year!

Mary Lee said...

I love every part of this poem -- the windows, the "Gambrels of the Sky," the gathering of paradise as an occupation. Swoon!

Karen Edmisten said...

Linda, I love "A fairer House than Prose—" too. Happy New Year to you, too!

Mary Lee, yes, if only we could all have the occupation of gathering paradise. :)

Joyce Ray said...

What can be better than Emily for a new year? May we all be occupied with spreading whatever we have to not only gather, but to help create Paradise.

Michelle Kogan said...

A favorite poem of mine, which reads fresh to me each time I read it–thanks for sharing it!

Karen Edmisten said...

Joyce and Michelle, so happy to be sharing the freshness of Emily with you in this new year. :)