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Poems and Simplicity

April 23, 2013 by Reader's Connection

Sent by Susanne:

The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson

There are long, epic poems, and then there are concise, simple poems. Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) epitomized the simple form, living as she did a relatively small and simple life. For example:

“To make a prairie”

To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,
One clover, and a bee,
And revery.
The revery alone will do,
If bees are few.

In honor of National Poetry Month , I have two recommendations, both edited by Garrison Keillor:
Good Poems
First, a book, Good Poems

This title is also available as a downloadable e-book and an audiobook on CD


And then a website, The Writer’s Almanac, which features a poem a day.


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