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Poetry corner: Emily Dickinson

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886) was a prolific American private poet; fewer than a dozen of her nearly eighteen hundred poems were published during her lifetime.

Most interestingly, however, is the fact that many of her poems can be sung to the haunting melody of “The Yellow Rose of Texas”.

I investigate further.

2 Responses to “ Poetry corner: Emily Dickinson ”

Comment by Dave Allen

Dear former De Grey Street Sex Hunklet,

Fine work Sir! But have you tried the same exercise with the poet of our alma mater, namely Philip Larkin? My app is only in beta but initial content strategy initiatives indicate that ‘This Be The Verse’ can be voice-synergised to ‘My Old Man’s A Dustman’ without remapping your Ruby gem dependencies. Give it a go! All together now…

They fuck you up, your mum and dad.
They may not mean to, but they do.
They fill you with the faults they had
And add some extra, just for you.

Oi!

Comment by John

This made me smile! I love Emily Dickinson, but I might find myself humming this tune the next time I go to read one of her poems. Hopefully I won’t laugh too loudly when I do…

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