Sunday, April 14, 2013

Poetry Prayer #12

Carolann reminded me of this one. She posted it this week in celebration of Poetry Month. When I looked it up I found two versions. Figured I'd post them both today. Seems appropriate today since my phone is out of commission for at least 24 hours and, in this day and age, having no phone sort of erases your identity.

I'm Nobody! Who Are You?
by Emily Dickinson

Close Transcription:

I'm Nobody! Who are you?
Are you - Nobody - too?
Then there's a pair of us!
Dont tell! they'd advertise - you know!

How dreary - to be - Somebody!
How public - like a Frog -
To tell one's name - the livelong June -
To an admiring Bog!

First Published Version:
I'm nobody! Who are you?
Are you nobody, too?
Then there's a pair of us — don't tell!
They'd banish us, you know.

How dreary to be somebody!
How public, like a frog
To tell your name the livelong day
To an admiring bog!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you posted this poem today. It's one of my favorites and it made me smile.