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A Poem By Kathleen // 9/16/2013

I think I will be a young maid
for many a year
but if ever an old maid I should be
I think I’d like a garden
where books grew off
trees
to keep me company.

And I would reach
to pluck a ripe and brooding Bronte
that would grow on such
a tree.

And from whence would come
these literary trees?
Why, from Dickens, Bronte, and
Tolstoy seeds.

And I would picnic in this garden
and only eat a slice
of lemon pie.
And to whom would I read
if no kith or kin had I?
Why, I would read
to the flowers of the field,
the birds of the sky.

Comments

Great poem!

The rhythm is great, and I particularly like the theme. I like that you brought up Bronte, but I don't know which Bronte you meant - I love Jane Eyre, but not Wuthering Heights. As for Dickens, I'm going to be reading through his stuff pretty soon. I think this is my most favorite of your writings!

Lucy Anne | Mon, 09/16/2013

"It is not the length of life, but the depth of life." Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ah!

Delightful :)

Sarah Bethany | Mon, 09/16/2013

Aw, this is so lovely.

Aw, this is so lovely.

Erin | Tue, 09/17/2013

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

I agree with all the other

I agree with all the other three. Fantastic wording that puts you in those time periods...lovely imagery. Great job.

Madeline | Tue, 09/17/2013

everything was better when/you would call and I'd be like/yeah babe, no way

Sweet! :)

Such a nice change to read!
"And I would picnic in this garden
and only eat a slice
of lemon pie."
I really liked that bit; great job!

Maddi | Tue, 09/17/2013

Goodbye? Oh no, please. Can’t we just go back to page one and start all over again?” – Winnie The Pooh

@ Lucy Anne: I guess I'm one

@ Lucy Anne: I guess I'm one of those strange people who happens to like both Charlotte and Emily Bronte.
Thanks so much for all your comments! It means a lot to me.

Kathleen | Thu, 09/19/2013

So lovely

Oh--this was fun to read. A very sweet piece of work. And the Bronte sisters...how I love them.
What a great little piece of writing!

Raine | Tue, 09/24/2013

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