Tuesday 17 September 2013

A Little Bit of Poetry

Some of you guys will know that I have a bit of a soft spot for poetry, and also that I've been itching to take another literature related course for a while now. Currently I'm taking a Coursera course in Modern and Contemporary American Poetry, mostly because I have very little knowledge of American literature in any form, and I'm really enjoying it. I do feel kind of uneducated in it though, because (and I've been saying this to people for years) I'm pretty sure that the American education system encourages the development of the brain much more than ours does. People seem to be always asking questions and comparing things to other things and just generally knowing a lot, but anyway. The reason for this post is that for the first weeks' classes I had to read quite a bit of Emily Dickinson, which I love, and I read this and couldn't get it out of my head. It's much better than the Philippa Gregory book I've yet to finish my review of, so you can have it to fill in the gap :-) 

I dwell in Possibility – (466)

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 –

1 comment:

  1. Emily-D is just pure genius. Just seeing a dash makes me feel warm and fuzzy. Thanks for sharing, this is a wonderful poem.