Light splintered on my Birth Day —
I buried my Head deep
No push—unprepared for rough Hands—
No Mem’ry now I sleep

I pull my Covers round my Head—
till I can wait no more
I lift my Body from my bed—
Unaware what`s in store

Death will visit each one in time—
Snow hides autumn’s remnant
My second Birth’s gestation full—
Unveils light of heaven

Dversepoets.com It is open link night. Any poem of choice. Today is the birthdate of Emily Dickinson, born in 1830. As she is one of my favorite poets, (somethimg about hope and birds) and my birthday is December 12, I thought I would attempt to write in her style.

She frequently wrote in common meter, ABAB, 8 syllables in the A lines and 6 in the B lines. She loved the dash, and she loved to capitalize her nouns.

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on medium.com. My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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16 Responses to Cesearean

  1. This is well done as an imitation of Emily Dickinson’s style and as a poem by itself. Happy birthday, by the way, if I don’t tell you on the 12th. 🙂

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  2. rivrvlogr says:

    Those opening lines certainly capture a Cesarean.

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  3. msjadeli says:

    Happy to read about Dickinson’s style. It works well for your poem.

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  4. memadtwo says:

    You did capture it! (K)

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  5. Colleen@ LOOSELEAFNOTES says:

    I kept feeling the tension of the cut. You pulled it out.

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  6. Love how you captured her style, but even more the feeling of a caesarian birth,,, Emily Dickinson often wrote with a sense of darkness underneath.

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  7. sanaarizvi says:

    Elegant and evocative 🙂 you have not only captured her style but have delivered much better 💝💝


  8. I certainly don’t deserve this compliment, but thank you for your very kind words!


  9. merrildsmith says:

    You did a wonderful job of writing in her style, and capturing the sort of dual/dark undertones that her work often has.
    A belated happy birthday! My birthday is tomorrow. 😀


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