Revery

8 September 2009

© Deborah Freedman

To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,
One clover, and a bee,
And revery.
The revery alone will do
If bees are few.

Emily Dickinson

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Suggested Reading for Children, Emily Dickinson: Emily, by Michael Bedard, illustrated by Barbara Cooney; Emily Dickinson’s Letters to the World, by Jeanette Winter; The Mouse of Amherst, by Elizabeth Spires, illustrated by Claire Nivola; My Letter to the World, and Other Poems, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault; Poetry for Young People: Emily Dickinson, edited by Frances Schoonmaker Bolin, illustrated by Chi Chung; My Uncle Emily, by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter.

illustration © Deborah Freedman

4 Responses to “Revery”

  1. sarah Says:

    oh, this is lovely!

  2. bloglily Says:

    Dickinson had such good things to say about the imagination didn’t she? Thank you for this. And for the links!!

  3. Debbie Says:

    Thanks, Sarah!

    I love Dickinson. I would love to do a whole book of her poems!

  4. Sarah Says:

    I love love love this poem.


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