Here’s a colorized photo of Emily Dickinson, American poet, with whimsical background that I like.
I’m embarking on a “30 poems in 30 days” adventure. I’ve done it before; it’s more accurately “30 first drafts in 30 days.”
So I decided to write the first one on my reaction to seeing a photograph/scan of several of Emily’s most famous poems in her own handwriting:
So here’s my first first draft of this series:
So sure it would be cramped, neat
As her bedroom must have been
Though why my supposings leaned
I ask myself.
It’s loose limbed penmanship
Capital A’s as large as omelets,
Loops of lowercase h’s and f’s
Longing as trebles,
Wild as clefs.