another daydream

another daydream

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Emily Dickinson Defends the Letter

Mollusk and Mail

A Letter is a joy of Earth––
It is denied the Gods––
Though Godspeed may prevail
––when it is deemed a snail.

Admire then the Snail––
A coiled envelope that seals
the softness of a living thing
––discerned in words


Note: the first two lines are a fragment of Emily Dickinson's writing; the rest is my response to a prompt from "Next Line, Please" to complete the poem. Also published here: