I dwell in Possibility—
A fairer House than Prose—
More numerous of Windows—
Of Chambers as the Cedars—
Impregnable of Eye—
And for an Everlasting Roof
The Gambrels of the Sky—
Of Visitors—the fairest—
The spreading wide my narrow Hands
To gather Paradise—
This poem seems appropriate for a new year, when anything and everything seems possible. I’m looking forward to sharing a year filled with poetry (and prose!) with all of you. Happy New Year!
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12 thoughts on “Poetry Friday: I Dwell in Possibility”
A perfect choice! Here’s to the possible!
I posted my very first Poetry Friday post today and I shared an Emily Dickinson poem too!! I LOVE this poem too! 🙂
Yay for more Emily this Poetry Friday! There is not a better place than Possibility. Thank you for sharing, and here’s do a 2015 full of impossible things! xo
The first line always, always touches. How can we not be excited about the possibility, Catherine! Thanks, & the Rilke quote is a favorite too. Happy New Year!
Hooray for possibility! For me, the best part of each new year is definitely that feeling of abundant hope. What a beautiful photo you took, as well. It’s a wonderful match for the Rilke quote.
A perfect choice for the start of the 2015 possibilities!
I have this poem on my desk in school, Catherine – perfect for the first Poetry Friday of the new year!
“The spreading wide my narrow Hands”
Yes! Emily so perfectly balances truth and grace. Thanks for sharing this!
This is one of my favorites of Emily–yes, a great choice for the possibility of the new year!
Catherine, your photo opens the viewer to ponder a new day of possibilities. It is filled with positivity as is Emily’s poem. You might try to pen your own words to accompany the photo.
Nice to know I’m not the only person who pulls over to the side of the road to take photos of sunrise and sunset while I’m in the car doing mundane things like visiting the grocery store.
Happy New Year, Catherine!
You have captured perfectly what I love about the New Year – the possibilities. Great photo too! 🙂