Sara Militello

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On Emily Dickinson - Poem by Sara Militello

On Emily Dickinson

So what was life to her but
a deathless wait for the end of it,
the nitty gritty futility of it?
Even in the living, death's always a lure

for none have found a suitable cure.
Emily Dickinson comes to mind
‘cause she thought and wrote and dined
on death and places where one might find

the peace and quiet which eluded her mind.
Her meanings in metaphor often show
quiet crypts buried deep
and topped with snow.

Her's is a style curiously free of decay
a studied minimalism few
can replicate today.
A style that shows in the deepest way

all things that live and die everyday.
The fewest of her words capture all
of life's roulette and lays it
as if by casual nod on a visual palette.

Things many only say in an unspoke way
through euphemism and side stepping sashay
paint visions for us to see
All the way to peace and quiet and eternity.

October 24,2015

Topic(s) of this poem: life and death

Form: Free Verse


Comments about On Emily Dickinson by Sara Militello

  • Liza Sudina (10/29/2015 9:10:00 AM)


    Emily's poems are short, but very- very wise! great tribute to her! (Report) Reply

    Sara Militello Sara Militello (10/29/2015 9:29:00 AM)

    Emily Dickinson is my favorite poet....Do you know Edma St. Vincent Millay? If not, look her poetry us. I think you will like her poetry. Also, her quotes on the internet....She was also very intelligent. I also like Dorothy Parker.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Poem Edited: Friday, July 14, 2017


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