Today’s exercise asks you to do something similar, but in the interests of creativity, rather than ill-conceived “correction.” Find an Emily Dickinson poem – preferably one you’ve never previously read – and take out all the dashes and line breaks. Make it just one big block of prose. Now, rebreak the lines. Add words where you want. Take out some words. Make your own poem out of it! (Not sure where to find some Dickinson poems? Here’s 59 Dickinson poems to select from).
This is an altered remake of an Emily Dickinson Poem, “A Bird Came Down the Walk”.
My version is entitled ” The Postman”.
“A Bird Came Down The Walk” “The Postman”
Emily Dickinson the hut owner