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Dickinson Poem





I have had this poem on my mind lately. Do you guys know it? One of her best, travels well, and deceptively simple. Also Easterish.







Part Four: Time and Eternity

LXIII

AMPLE make this bed.
Make this bed with awe;
In it wait till judgment break
Excellent and fair.
Be its mattress straight,        5
Be its pillow round;
Let no sunrise’ yellow noise
Interrupt this ground.

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anteros_lmc
Apr. 1st, 2013 10:20 pm (UTC)
That's lovely! I'm completely unfamiliar with Emily Dickinson so this is new to me. I'm off to bed myself now so I'll take this with me and sleep on it.
eglantine_br
Apr. 2nd, 2013 12:00 am (UTC)
Oh, she is one of the good ones. My brother says that all her poems boil down to 'death is my boyfriend' but I think that is over-simplifying.

Check out 'wild nights' or 'I'm nobody, who are you'

BTW I dressed as Emily Dickinson, for Halloween, one year when I was about 11. My mom made me a white hoop-skirt.
ba1126
Apr. 2nd, 2013 12:13 am (UTC)
That's cool that you dressed as Emily Dickinson!

My son dressed as Houdini one year (that was his family nickname, because he was my 'escape artist') and all his friends were like "Houdini"?? What's that??"
eglantine_br
Apr. 2nd, 2013 02:38 am (UTC)
Oh dear. i was Martha Washington one year too. Mom made me a wig out of cotton balls.

I my son was a lobster once. That was fun.
anteros_lmc
Apr. 3rd, 2013 09:48 pm (UTC)
Those are equally good. I loved Wild Nights! Wild Nights!

Dressing up as Emily Dickinson is very cool. Did folk know who you were or did you have to tell them?!
eglantine_br
Apr. 3rd, 2013 11:35 pm (UTC)
Some kids did not know. Adults mostly did. She wore only white.
nodbear
Apr. 2nd, 2013 04:06 pm (UTC)
One of my favourite ED poems but admit i had not read it in a while

thank you for posting it !
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