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Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Leaving It to the Experts

Yes, April is National Poetry Month (at least over here in the States), but no, I won't be torturing anyone with any original poetry of my own ;)

Instead I have (quickly) found a couple that I like very much by Emily Dickinson (1830-1886); And I'll try to feature at least one poet per week in celebration.

From: Complete Poems. 1924.

Part One: Life

I ’M nobody! Who are you?
Are you nobody, too?
Then there ’s a pair of us—don’t tell!
They ’d banish us, you know.

How dreary to be somebody!
How public, like a frog
To tell your name the livelong day
To an admiring bog!

Part Two: Nature

A LITTLE road not made of man,
Enabled of the eye,
Accessible to thill of bee,
Or cart of butterfly.

If town it have, beyond itself,
’T is that I cannot say;
I only sigh,—no vehicle
Bears me along that way.

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