Poetry Friday: I Dwell in Possibility


I dwell in Possibility—

A fairer House than Prose—

More numerous of Windows—

Superior—for Doors—

Of Chambers as the Cedars—

Impregnable of Eye—

And for an Everlasting Roof

The Gambrels of the Sky—

Of Visitors—the fairest—

For Occupation—This—

The spreading wide my narrow Hands

To gather Paradise—

Emily Dickinson

Photo taken by me in the parking lot of the grocery store one morning last September.

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!

Please be sure to visit Tricia at The Miss Rumphius Effect for the first Poetry Friday Round Up of 2015.

12 thoughts on “Poetry Friday: I Dwell in Possibility

  1. 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.


  2. 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!


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