Saturday, May 02, 2015

Poem: I'm a Nobody! Who are you? by Emily Dickinson

 
I'm nobody! Who are you?
I'm nobody! Who are you?
Are you nobody, too?
Then there's a pair of us — don't tell!
They'd banish us, you know.

How dreary to be somebody!
How public, like a frog
To tell your name the livelong day
To an admiring bog!

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It's a nice little poem from an author who hid away from the public and only published a handful of poems during her lifetime. I wonder how a counter poem might look? Here's my take at the first verse.

I'm somebody! Who are you?
Are you somebody, too?
Then there's a pair of us - don't tell!
We'll soon enough return, to the nobody hell.

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