Poetry and Pictures

Hey Everyone!

I put this together the other day after reading through quite a few of of Emily Dickinson’s poems for school. I had to do some writing about her poems and I randomly thought that it would look cool to put pictures I had taken with one of her poems.

I hope you like this little demonstration of the fact that I do actually have some creativity in me. (Just kidding, well sort of kidding.)


Day’s Parlor by Emily Dickinson

Photography by Susana Wells-Tolley

The day came, slow till five o’clock,

       then sprang before the hills

like hindered rubies or the light

a sudden musket spills

       the purple could not keep the East

the sunrise shook from fold

       like breadths of topaz packed the night

       the lady just unrolled

the happy winds their timbrels shook

       the birds in docile rows

arranged themselves around their prince

       (of which the prince of those)

       the orchard sparkled like a Jew-

       how mighty’ t was, to stay

       a guest in this stupendous place,

       the parlor of the day!


So sorry this post is late (again)! Our internet has been extremely finicky recently. I am hoping to post at least one more time before taking a short blogging break at the end of school.

What did you think of this poem and these pictures? Did anything in the poem interest you or were you completely bored? Have you heard of Emily Dickinson? Have you read any of her other work?