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Ahavati
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Poetry Contest

The Classic Corner: Emily Dickinson Tribute

Co-Host - Johnny Blaze

Part VI in an ongoing series introducing serious writers of DUP to the most well-known poets, both classical and modern.

Emily Dickinson (December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886) was an American poet.
Despite her prolific writing, fewer than a dozen of her poems were published during her lifetime. After her younger sister Lavinia discovered the collection of nearly 1800 poems, Dickinson's first volume was published four years after her death. Until Thomas H. Johnson published Dickinson's Complete Poems in 1955, Dickinson's poems were considerably edited and altered from their manuscript versions.

Since 1890 Dickinson has remained continuously in print.

Guidelines

As Dickinson's poetry rarely contained titles, you may choose and write a new poem honoring her from any of her published works.  The first line of your poem MUST also be the title.  The link to the poem that inspired you needs to be posted in the Author's notes of your DUP submission.

1.  One entry per DUP persona.

2. No erotica; this is open to all ages and can't be viewed with an ECW.

3. No exact word limit; however, most of Dickinson's work contained short lines, typically lack titles, and often use slant rhyme as well as unconventional capitalization and punctuation.

4. Any form is acceptable.

5. Hashtag #EmilyDickinson.

Comp will be judged by a panel including myself.  You have one month; best of luck to all entrants.  

Yesterday is History,
'Tis so far away
Yesterday is Poetry
'Tis Philosophy

Yesterday is mystery
Where it is Today
While we shrewdly speculate
Flutter both away


~ Emily Dickinson

Ahavati
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A Murder in Snow

( After Emily Dickinson )
 
A Murder in Snow -  
 perched upon white    
thousands of crow -    
 gather to formulate      
     
A Murder in the night -    
 this patterned death      
from windows we admire -    
 their silent form of life      
~
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JohnnyBlaze
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[ CC ] Hell Has Unpoetic Properties

           
Hell has unpoetic properties -       
novel constructions minus plot -      
while a level for every devil ...      
yards they just don't got!        
       
Nary a tree leaves me questioning      
Maker for makings making no sense      
Grass ain't greener Other Side either -      
side-less-ness exists without fence        
       
I'd rather dwell in Possibility's acres      
Aching for Paradise on Earth, I wait -      
eager to relieve beleaguered eyes        
in walks about my Heavenly Estate
 
 
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snugglebuck
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How Arrogant Are We

How arrogant are we  
To equate human extinction  
With the end of the world?  

When we humans disappear  
The stones and rocks will not care  
For they will still be here  
 
#EmilyDickinson
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Ahavati
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There’s a Certain Slant of Light ( after Emily Dickinson )

There’s a certain Slant of light
  as Eventide crests –    
Kyanite empyrean    
  O’re its flaming breasts      
     
 Deep repose, it doth evoke –    
  Diminished to hour    
Recalling – Memory extols    
  ‘Neath shady bower      
      
Life’s bounty, freely gathered    
 – What may be found –    
 Laid before a lambent throne    
  Our daily accounts!        
     
But, Woe! – What penalty doth wait      
  ‘pon crepuscular siege       
Of Outer Darkness eternal –    
  Should no fruit be reaped?      
~      
     
#EmilyDickinson
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JohnnyBlaze
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Inspiration for yawls.

Ahavati
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JohnnyBlaze said:Inspiration for yawls.

Stunning depiction! Thank you for sharing. <3

MaryWalker
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[ CC ] My Soul Dominatrixed In Bondage Moments

    
My soul Dominatrixed in Bondage moments    
Long Dungeoned, latexed from her Destiny    
I seek recompense in matrixed rendesvous    
decadence with Classical Poetry    
willing Mistresses dispense    
   
Elizabeth Bishop bites her lips -    
pigtailed thought of mine she does pull -    
haunting my hollows with her    
keen observations harnessed    
amidst every taut handful    
and taunting that follows -    
slave to Assessments in prose    
I am a voluntary guest at best    
   
Meanwhile, Emily Dickinson, deviant    
dickens she is - her Liquor goes    
straight through to my hips!    
Back in sockets, eyes roll    
as I become drenched, full    
from Tongued sips of which drips      
passion - never fails - o'erflows    
in usual fashion - metaphorical trips!    
   
Play so ... wordy, it feels ... dirrrrrrty    
Unbuckled -  left a moist heap on the floor    
Such strain and pain this body did take!    
   
Oh my God!    
   
How it does ache for more!    
   
Was it Lust or Love?    
Poetic Medic, I need    
My Consonance, wore    
and Assonance, sore    
   
No doubt requiring Bandage    
Mistresses of Classical Poetry for    
you I will continue to bleed in    
homage    
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
#EmilyDickinson    
   
 
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MaryWalker
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[ CC ] I Taste Of Wines Brewed By God

        
I taste of wines brewed by God -        
from laced satin confines white        
Desirous to dance nude - be it odd -        
I've come drunken in moon's hindsight        
       
Debauched with Dew I drink from you        
Bright summer night will inevitably end        
I am as Busy Bees buzzing flower or bust!        
Eager to kiss Butterfly Wings - I must descend!        
       
Divine as nectar filled Seraphim quim -        
Please! Be my Angelic Host this eve        
'Till Sun arrives, I'll continue on knees        
to lick and swill - Suckling nectar 'till I leave!          
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
#EmilyDickinson        
       
 
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runaway-mindtrain
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Mirrored deception

 
As their senses having now been hewed  
By a falsified canto, this lie was embued  
Forthwith melodic line played to a slant  
Twisting doublets across in lying chants,  
-  
Their noisy edges made into silent faces,  
-  
Subconscious mind trick pimping dark charm  
Certain ethos coursing a foolish vein of harm,  
-  
Self-secluded in dark chamberless rooms,  
-  
Exposing mysterium as a false worth  
Their slanders into a malicious curse  
An anteroom opening celestial sense  
Burns a symbolic fire death pretense,  
-  
The mind rebirth into middle pillar light  
All are born to see this light in the night  
As hope that life will so balance to right.
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rabbitquest
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Make Hay Make Hay

Competition NON-ENTRY

Make Hay Make Hay
Ripe passions play  
    
Sultry Sea Tempest  
Firey breasts repast  
   
After storms thunder  
A babys  slumber  
   
Floating Stars we  
Moored hearts free  
   
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rabbitquest
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Wild Tess Wild Tess

wild Tess wild  Tess !          
You and I must  mess                
In luxxO-motive                
 Madd backseat undress            
                 
Honk  all you want            
Parked hearts stay Zonked              
But mine - loose 'n Free                  
Zero to Sixty in 3.3                     
               
Hot Hawthorne Cruisin'  Night                 
Chargin' Station Beacon LIght                   
Might  you supercharge with me                
bask in elec-Tesla-tee !             
                 
                     
#EmilyDickenson                      
                     
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44087/wild-nights-wild-nights-269
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Ahavati
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If I Could Leave One Legacy ( after Emily Dickinson )

If I could leave one legacy
  for future generations -    
I would alter each destiny      
  with available education;      
That decisions stem from facts      
  viably based in reason      
  verses illiterate frustration      
  in politics and religion      
     
If I could leave one legacy      
  for future generations      
I would introduce the poetry      
  of every Holy compilation      
That thorough wisdom be gained      
  from an ancient form of art      
  verses inaccurate translations      
  manipulating the truth        
~      
     
#EmilyDickinson
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Josh
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