Charlotte Ballard


To Emily Dickinson - Poem by Charlotte Ballard

Emily, your words breathe fire.
From simple words to grand designs-
Heaven drops, sweet nectar.
I propose a promise
To wear your words there
In a secret crevice
Where the Holly springs.

Weakly worn, slovenly tied.
I hold out my tattered offering
To fill the tired places
In both you and I.
Who knows, perhaps,
I'll meet you there
At that place where
Poets retire.


Comments about To Emily Dickinson by Charlotte Ballard

  • Rookie Anna Russell (9/27/2006 5:32:00 AM)

    I think this poem does Emily proud. A wonderful tribute to a wonderful poet.
    Hugs
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  • Veteran Poet - 1,333 Points Jerry Hughes (10/18/2005 7:08:00 PM)

    a beautifully written tribute to one of my very favourit poets. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Madcorporatelawyer . (9/21/2005 7:19:00 AM)

    ED is one of my favourite poets too. i really like your style Charlotte. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 22 Points Alexander Shaumyan (8/24/2005 5:32:00 PM)

    Excellent tribute. Well done! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie kenneth william snow (3/30/2005 3:16:00 PM)

    wonderful, humble, and brimming with hope. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Poem Edited: Monday, November 3, 2008


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