Emilyorate?! – #NaPoWriMo23 – Day 22

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I have a long-standing dinner date planned for this evening, and was hoping today’s prompt was going to to be an easy one, so I could get on with all the stuff I need to do before I get out.  When I read it was about Ms Dickinson, however, I knew it was not to be rushed…!

“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!” [from here]

I did find one I had not read before, quite a few in fact, and stopped for them a little longer than I should have (a bit like death…but only the ‘doom scroll’y kind 😉 ).  I loved the premise of “Forever – Is composed of Nows” (see the picture for a screenshot) but decided to change it to mean something slightly different.


Forever is composed of noise,

It’s not a different chime

To that of Infiniteness;

But gratitude of Home

From this experience is enhanced.


Relish the dates to these hallowed days,

Don’t let months dissolve in further months

And years fold in on years.


Without debate or pause,

Or celebrated days,

How indifferent our years would be!


Like faceless dominoes.


I hope it fits the prompt ok for you, I did not break lines but I don’t hate it 🙂 see you back here for Day 23!


Monty X


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3 Responses to “Emilyorate?! – #NaPoWriMo23 – Day 22”

  1. Jane Wright Says:

    I particularly liked the last, very neat, line

  2. Manja Maksimovic Says:

    Hehe, Emilyorate you did! 😀 If this is your word, huge bow. I like it all and the last line the most.

  3. Montaffera Says:

    Aww thanks, I just went from “ameliorate” and thought how Emily’s work wasn’t unsatisfactory to begin with, but I was asked to mess with/improve on her poetry, and how to “orate” is to give a (pompous, usually) speech anyway… and BAM a title was born from a tweak 😂

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