A humorous poem inspired by Emily Dickinson, by CC author Tim (T E) Taylor
Well, I was trying to think of something to post on my blog this week, when I happened to come across a facebook post about Emily Dickinson (by Jennifer Wilson, in the launch party for Miriam Drori’s new book Social Anxiety Revealed). This reminded my of the session we did on Emily at Poetry Day once, and the light-hearted (if you can be light-hearted about death!) poem that I wrote – part pastiche, part commentary on Emily herself. So, I thought, why not post it here, then? (It’s also in the Holme Valley Poets anthology In the Company of Poets).
When Death came walking up the road,
a chill as cold as space
filled me as I beheld his cloak –
I dared not see his face.
With shaking hands I combed my hair,
put on my finest hat –
but then I thought, “don’t waste this time:
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