A Burdock—clawed my Gown

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A Burdock—clawed my Gown

Post by Guest on Sat 14 Jun 2008, 2:05 pm

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A Burdock—clawed my Gown—
Not Burdock's—blame—
But mine—
Who went too near
The Burdock's Den—

A Bog—affronts my shoe—
What else have Bogs—to do—
The only Trade they know—
The splashing Men!
Ah, pity—then!

'Tis Minnows can despise!
The Elephant's—calm eyes
Look further on!

Emily-D

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Re: A Burdock—clawed my Gown

Post by Guest on Sat 14 Jun 2008, 2:15 pm

Now this is poetry at it's finest and in tune with what she is writing .What a read
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Re: A Burdock—clawed my Gown

Post by BC Williams on Sat 14 Jun 2008, 2:52 pm

Oh yes, I agree . . . yet the hyphens annoy me. I read that as Emily got further into her years of writing, hyphens became almost an extension of words to her . . . course, my extension is ellipses, lol!

I agree though - the simplicity of this piece is pure poetry of Emily Dickinson. But what do you take the last cuplet for:

'Tis Minnows can despise!
The Elephant's—calm eyes
Look further on!

bev

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Re: A Burdock—clawed my Gown

Post by Guest on Sat 14 Jun 2008, 3:04 pm

The small "Minnows "...".Could be Poor or weaker? "

The Elephants ...."The Ritch and comfortable ,no cares and powerfull ?"

Look beyond ......" don't judge a person by his wealth or greatness?"
What do you think?
bobby xxxxx

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