To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,--
One clover, and a bee,
The revery alone will do
If bees are few.
~ Emily Dickinson ~
Don't you love the utter simplicity of this poem? Dickinson wrote dozens of poems about bees, but the above one is my favorite.
Here's a fun exercise. Write your own "to make a _____ it takes a _____" poem.
I tried to do justice to Dickinson's form. I hope it works!
With Apologies to Emily
To make a cat it takes a purr and a bit of fur...
A purr and fur.
Within the angel's paw
Must hide a devil's claw.
© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved
If you write one of your own, please share it with us in the comments!
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