April 10: 1-2: Books and libraries

wild nights —
Emily Dickinson asleep
on my nightstand


library hush
he reads my mind
a little


(NaHaiWriMo prompt: Books and libraries)


Moving on: NaHaiWriMo prompt for April 11th

Really big things (it’s all relative, of course)


See this post for an explanation of what this is.

See the NaHaiWriMo website.

See the NaHaiWriMo Facebook page, and contribute haiku there if you want. (It doesn’t have to have anything to do with this prompt. It’s just a suggestion.)


7 thoughts on “April 10: 1-2: Books and libraries

  1. I do like these two, Melissa. I struggled with this topic of books and libraries, but you have written two very good ones. They read like they flowed effortlessly, but I am sure you worked and re-worked them.


    • Yeah, that’s the one poem that really makes me wish I could have a little heart-to-heart with Emily, so to speak. 🙂 I don’t know if it’s really a different side of her — most of her other poetry is pretty passionate and intense too, I think — but certainly is a lot more revealing and a lot less Victorian. 🙂 Really an astounding thing for a woman of that time to have written, even if she did keep it tucked away in her desk drawer all her life… I like your haiku take on it, Margaret.

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