April is still here I’m glad. Here’s a timely piece to join in the celebration of National Poetry Month.
I’m nobody! Who are you?
Are you nobody, too?
Then there are two 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!
Emily Dickinson (1830-86)
Oh the comfort of anonymity, no need to trend, to like or be liked, to climb the social media ladder, to reach new heights with more followers. Dickinson sure enjoyed her reclusive life, felt fine with being an unknown. Most of her poems were published posthumously, including this one.
8 thoughts on “I’m nobody! Who are you?”
I’ve always loved this poem. It has deep resonance and I can see why you love it. I also love the photo! Sending smiles this sunny Sunday!
You know, Jeanie, this is one of the remaining thoughts after I’d watched Malick’s Knight of Cups, which decried fame and ‘success’. 😉
One of my favorite poems. I’m a homebody myself and appreciate the quiet life dear Emily led.
Let’s just meet in the blogosphere then. Thanks for stopping by the virtual pond and throwing in your two pebbles.
I sometimes wonder about what authors, poets, like Dickinson would think if they saw what a following they have. Lovely photo of the bog…
Don’t think they would check their stats. 😉
Dickinson is one of my favorite poets. Beautiful photo!
Sometimes I wish they could be alive today… sure like to know what they’d think of our world now.
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