Easter Day Thoughts by Alice-Catherine Jennings
April 5, 2015
A take off on “I dwell in Possibility – (466)
BY EMILY DICKINSON
It’s Day 5 of NAPOWRIMO and here is the prompt:
“Find an Emily Dickinson poem – preferably one you’ve never previously read – and take out all the dashes and line breaks. Make it just one big block of prose. Now, rebreak the lines. Add words where you want. Take out some words. Make your own poem out of it!”
Here’s what I wrote on “possibility.”
I dwell in possibility (unless it is raining, which it is today.)
I peer out numerous windows,.
I refuse to believe in impregnable doors.
I spread wide my narrow hands to gather paradise
Which I will not find today as it is raining.
2 thoughts on “Poetry at the Post: Mash Up with Emily Dickinson on Easter Sunday”
I used the same poem today.
I like your take on it! (especially the parenthetical observation about raining) 🙂
Happy Easter Big Al. Beautiful day yesterday but today a little cloudy. Am thinking about the possibility of a beautiful yard once I get the leaves raked up!
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