Iviva Olenick embroidered Poem by Montana Ray via EmbroideryPoems
Olenick’s Twitter Poetry project: @EMBROIDERYPOEMS I’m collecting and embroidering Twitter “poetry,” including my own poems via my alter ego @EmbroideryPoems. Tweet me @EmbroideryPoems or @IvivaOlenick and your pithy insights may end up in stitches.
more emily dickinson:
“Why do I love” You, Sir?
The Wind does not require the Grass
To answer—Wherefore when He pass
She cannot keep Her place.
Because He knows—and
Do not You—
And We know not—
Enough for Us
The Wisdom it be so—
The Lightning—never asked an Eye
Wherefore it shut—when He was by—
Because He knows it cannot speak—
And reasons not contained—
There be—preferred by Daintier Folk—
The Sunrise—Sire—compelleth Me—
Because He’s Sunrise—and I see—
I love Thee—
This breathtakingly unique and original poem by Emily Dickinson expresses the notion that love cannot be explained (and cannot, must not be justified) by reason or logic. Dickinson was an incredibly innovative poet, ahead of her time; although she lived in the 1800s, the way she writes often reminds me of 20th century poet E.E. Cummings. This piece is a perfect example of that. Notice the way she…
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