Friday, February 6, 2009

Poetry Friday - Emily Dickinson #657

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

Of Chambers as the Cedars -
Impregnable of Eye -
And for an Everlasting Roof -
The Gambrels of the Sky -

Of Visitors - the - fairest -
For Occupation - This -
The spreading wide my narrow Hands -
To gather Paradise -

For more verses for Poetry Friday, visit Wild Rose Reader. Enjoy.


Yat-Yee said...

I needed to hear this today. Thanks.

Annie said...

I know what you mean, Yat-Yee. Thanks for stopping by.

Mark Nielsen said...

Thanks Annie. I'm here well after you've posted the poem, but glad to be here. I also established a link here myself, to a 2010 blog entry about my use of some Emily Dickinson in a second grade classroom (I was a parent/guest reader). Click my url/name to see the report, and my original poem that I read to the students after our Q&A.
Keeping poetry alive and vital!

Annie said...

Mark, you remind me how I've missed my blog these last months. Kudos for sharing Emily with 2nd graders.Your experience with them is a reminder that exposing kids to poetry fires up their imaginations.I look forward to exploring more of your blog. Thanks for stopping by.