Emily Dickinson Sucks

Ever tried to plow through the compete works of Emily Dickinson? Hmm no? Probably a good thing. Here is a review from someone who tried.

Psst Now why couldn’t Dickinson be more like OCDBloggergirl?

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7 responses to “Emily Dickinson Sucks

  1. Ha, I’m with the reviewer here. I can’t be a*sed with poetry. Too much of it just seems like self-indulgent pretentious claptrap

    My antipathy towards poetry stems from an early age. At school a teacher had us read a poem about a friggin tree standing by a pool in the forest.

    The discussion afterwards went something like this –

    Teacher – now then Class, can anyone tell me what the poem was about?

    Class – silence

    Teacher – Robertson [they didn’t use first names in them days] can you tell me what the poem was about

    Me – a tree, miss ?

    Teacher – yes, Robertson, but what sort of tree?

    Me – a big one, miss?

    Teacher – a tall, majestic tree, Robertson, with spreading limbs. And where was this tree, Robertson

    Me – in a forest, miss?

    Teacher – yes, Robertson, but what sort of a forest?

    Me – a big one, Miss?

    Teacher – a dark and gloomy forest, Robertson. Now can you tell me what was at the foot of the tree?

    Me – a pool, miss?

    Teacher – yes, Robertson, but what sort of pool?

    Me – a big one miss?

    Teacher – a rippling pool, Robertson. Now why was it rippling?

    Me – because of the fish, miss?

    Teacher – yes, Robertson, but what sort of fish?

    Me – a big one, miss?

    Teacher – a silvery, shimmering fish, Robertson. Go back to the tree, Robertson. Was there anything in the tree?

    Me – a bird, miss

    Teacher – yes, Robertson, but what sort of a bird?

    Me – a fucken great big one, miss

    Teacher – Robertson, see me after class !!!

    [I was never asked to comment on poetry again in class] 😆

  2. Thank you, thank you thank you Loon! You’re the best!

  3. Pingback: Emily Dickinson Sucks (via The Friggin Loon) « Ocdbloggergirl's Blog: OCD, Life, and Other Misunderstandings

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