Friday, December 10, 2010

Happy Birthday, Emily!

Emily Dickinson's To-Do List by Andrea Carlisle

Figure out what to wear—white dress?
Put hair in bun
Bake gingerbread for Sue
Peer out window at passersby
Write poem
Hide poem

White dress? Off-white dress?
Feed cats
Chat with Lavinia
Work in garden
Letter to T.W.H.

White dress or what?
Eavesdrop on visitors from behind door
Write poem
Hide poem

Try on new white dress
Gardening—watch out for narrow fellows in grass!
Gingerbread, cakes, treats
Poems: Write and hide them

Embroider sash for white dress
Write poetry
Water flowers on windowsill
Hide everything

"Emily Dickinson's To-Do List" by Andrea Carlisle. Used with permission of the author.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love this! Especially since I recently read a book about Austin Dickinson and his relationship with Mabel...

Murph, have a wonderful holiday and best wishes for a peaceful, happy 2011!

By the way, just went to see the movie, The Fighter - it was fantastic! I hope you will see it if you haven't already done so!