Friday, May 06, 2011

Poetry Friday -- Experience




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by Emily Dickinson


I stepped from Plank to Plank
A slow and cautious way
The Stars about my Head I felt
About my Feet the Sea.

I knew not but the next
Would be my final inch—
This gave me that precarious Gait
Some call Experience.



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9 comments:

  1. A beautiful photo, Mary Lee. And a very nice pairing with Emily.

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  2. Congratulations on your 30 poems in 30 days! And thanks for sharing this one by Emily Dickinson today.

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  3. Emily always gets it just right.

    Good job writing poems every day last month!

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  4. I so love this poem. Thank you for reminding how much I do !

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  5. Emily Dickinson makes poetry look so easy.

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  6. Lovely - thanks for sharing!

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  7. As I gain experience at the rate of a mile a minute, from far off Emily explains why walking a clear flat track unimpeded to the rhythm of attitude adjustment songs is what I crave right now.

    Jama said it--Emily gets it just right, Plank to Plank.

    Thanks for more on the theme of a way!

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  8. Love the image of her balanced between stars and sea.

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  9. What a wonderful poem.

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