Anthony Weir

Rookie (13th September 1941)

Challenging Emily Dickinson - Poem by Anthony Weir

Nature's red in tooth and claw
But we are black of heart.
There's more 'soul' in a jackal's paw
than all our works of art.
So I will kindly stop for Death
and do the gracious thing.
And with the gift of my last breath
transform to sweet
nothing.


Comments about Challenging Emily Dickinson by Anthony Weir

  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (4/29/2006 4:05:00 PM)


    ANTHONY...AS A DICKINSON ADMIRER, I THINK SHE'D RESPECT YOUR
    TITLED 'CHALLENGE', AS WELL AS YOUR STALWART STYLE.
    LIFE WOUNDS DEEP AT TIMES...HOW WE ADDRESS IT WILL USUALLY
    OFFER THE TELL-TALE OF AFFECTED WE WILL BE BY THESE WOUNDS.
    GREAT WRITE...A BIG IO FOR ANTHONY vs EMILY!

    '''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' ~F. J. R.~'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''
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  • (4/22/2006 9:20:00 AM)


    We can be 'black of heart, ' it's true, but tragic. At least we can sometimes rise a little above the human condition and sometimes compose beautiful poems like this one that you just wrote. Very good poem, I think. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 22, 2006

Poem Edited: Sunday, July 31, 2011


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