Wordy Wednesday – “Taking Off Emily Dickinson’s Clothes” by Billy Collins

Sorry I skipped Wordy Wednesday last week. I’ve been buried under schoolwork and it slipped my mind.

Today I have a short poem for you. I really like it – go check it out.

Taking Off Emily Dickinson’s Clothes

On subject matter alone, I’d probably really enjoy it. But Collins is a decent poet at the very least. The image of him “sailing toward the iceberg of her nakedness” is what sticks with me the most.


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Posted on March 28, 2012, in Wordy Wednesdays and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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