Thursday, November 8, 2012

Letter to Emily Dickinson #novpad

The prompt for today's poem-a-day challenge from the Poetic Asides blog asks that you talk back to a poet who is no longer living. I got to thinking about Emily Dickinson's "letter to the world / that never wrote to me," and here's my poem...

The World Writes Back to Emily Dickinson

You said I never wrote you
yet you told of all the notes
I left anonymously, stealing
across the grass to your father's door--

I sent you books and ships
and whistling trains and more. I sent
your sister-in-law, specially
as messenger for my letters

declaring myself to you. Every day
you received word from me--
it was our secret that you knew
I loved and still love you.

4 comments:

Maura Alia Badji said...

truly wonderful.

Amanda Laughtland said...

Thanks, Maura. That means a lot to me.

Jen Rose said...

Oooh, this is lovely!
And again, thanks for stopping by to read mine. :)

Laura-Marie said...

This gives me good feelings.