Thursday, September 15, 2011

To: Miss Emily Dickinson



To: Miss Emily Dickinson
From: Philip Thrift, Esquire

My poetry has just begun.
I would like to inquire

if you could help me with my poems —
and be a bard like you.
You mastered words right from your home —
your travels were but few.

Still I feel kinship to your keen
analysis of all
things cosmologically seen —
It's here that you stand tall.

I think that you could mentor me —
through transcendental doors.
The poems I write will always be —

Very sincerely yours.




placed in the imaginary garden with real toads (Epistle Poem)