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To Emily Dickinson
CB (May 3,1962 / United States)

To Emily Dickinson

Poem By Charlotte Ballard

Emily, your words breathe fire.
From simple words to grand designs-
Heaven drops, sweet nectar.
I propose a promise
To wear your words there
In a secret crevice
Where the Holly springs.

Weakly worn, slovenly tied.
I hold out my tattered offering
To fill the tired places
In both you and I.
Who knows, perhaps,
I'll meet you there
At that place where
Poets retire.

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Enjoyed reading. Thanks. My favourite poet!
This is truly intriguing...
I think this poem does Emily proud. A wonderful tribute to a wonderful poet. Hugs Anna xxx
a beautifully written tribute to one of my very favourit poets. Thank you.
ED is one of my favourite poets too. i really like your style Charlotte.


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