I Started Early -Took My Dog (Emily Dickinson, with my addition)

I started EarlyTook my Dog 
And visited the Sea 
The Mermaids in the Basement
Came out to look at me

And Frigates in the Upper Floor
Extended Hempen Hands 
Presuming Me to be a Mouse 
Aground  opon the Sands 
But no Man moved Me till the Tide
Went past my simple Shoe 
And past my Apron  and my Belt
And past my Boddice  too

And made as He would eat me up 
As wholly as a Dew
Opon a Dandelion’s Sleeve 
And He  He followed close behind 
I felt His Silver Heel
Opon my Ancle  Then My Shoes
Would overflow with Pearl 
Until We met the Solid Town 
No One He seemed to know 
And bowing  with a Mighty look 
At me The Sea withdrew

–My addition–

And I survived the threats and onslaughts
No death came nigh
The mermaids – they returned –
Unscathed am I


About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. Recently I have begun writing a couple of blogs. One poetry and one on hope. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused. Soon to be added is another blog...writings on hope from a biblical perspective. Now it can be seen at purplepandasandotherphenomena.blogspot.com. please feel free to visit.
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