A Poem from Camp – Wonder

Posted June 26, 2012 & filed under Notebook.


(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

In Celebration of a Shadow

Posted October 22, 2008 & filed under Notebook.

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.