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Recluce

Tribute to Emily Dickinson, not to be considered an entry  

Beautiful recluse  
How dare you  
Hide your beauty  
From my eyes?  

Teasing me through  
Drape drawn windows  
And locked doors  
With verbs of love  
And adverbs of passion  

Wycliffe broke your heart  
But he could not smother  
Your burning desire  

Let another lover in  
End this dark mourning †
By burning your body  
With fornication scorching  

Wild nights are not  
Our luxury  
They are a necessity  
And all you need do  
Is open your door  
Wide for me and approve
snugglebuck
Written by snugglebuck
Published | Edited 9th Jul 2020
Author's Note
Two poetess Iíve always been fascinated by are Elizabeth Barret Browning and Emily Dickerson. Especially Emily who was infamous for her beauty and her agoraphobia. How could a poet write with such...
Two poetess Iíve always been fascinated by are Elizabeth Barret Browning and Emily Dickerson. Especially Emily who was infamous for her beauty and her agoraphobia. How could a poet write with such sensual passion, but choose to live most of her life in celibate solitude that would put a monastic monk to shame, will always intrigue but trouble me. Such light should never have been allowed to hide.


Certainly I'm not the only man on this earth who's fantasized having a wild night with Emily.
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