(inspired by Emily Dickinson’s poem “Hope”)
Wonder is the thing with sun and light
That lands straight in the soul,
And twists and turns—all night
And only stops at the answer
And the brightest marvel is in the fire
And faith must be in the water
That could abandon the small weak light
That made so many wonder
I’ve seen it in the arid places,
And in the oddest land
But, never, in extreme,
It makes me question all that gleams.
By Amy, 5th grade
A reading inspired by the poet Emily Dickinson will take place at the Rothko Chapel on Wednesday, October 22. This event was organized by former WITS board member and celebrated poet Mark Doty. The focus will be on contemporary poetry inspired by Emily Dickinson. Doty, as well as special guest poets Alice Fulton and Susan Howe, will read some on their own poems alongside Dickinson’s work.
Who: Mark Doty, Alice Fulton, Susan Howe
What: A Long Shadow: Emily Dickinson and Contemporary Poets
When: 7 p.m. on October 22, 2008
Where: The Rothko Chapel, Houston (1409 Sul Ross, 77006)
Cost: Free. The public is welcome.