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This Poem came to me after reading about her tumultuous life...Her solitude became our peace..

After Hours After hours- After the final checkout- After the library's final close- Forever is too long- for a poets repose- Go ye there, Emily- In this line -And not that one- Not with regular mortals- Inclined to caskets or crypts to die- Yet abscond ye there- Through a clandestine portal- And forever- on library shelves lie- And one minute- before the library opens- May ye creep ‘cross the library floor- Then right turn and left turn- Along those corridors- And return ye then- that borrowed pen- Then sleep on those shelves again-

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 1/6/2020 10:43:00 PM
Absolutely love this one, esp. as I am a HUGE EMILY FAN. She is my all-time favorite poet (not on the Soup, of course). The great ones live on forever n the minds and hearts of those who live by their words...Thanks, Poet! Cheers, Gershon
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Date: 1/6/2020 11:40:00 AM
This is very creative with great flow M.e.!
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Michael Ellis
Date: 1/6/2020 2:40:00 PM
This makes my day FJ..I look forward to reading your work when I return home...Feel free to share your poetry Journey
Date: 1/5/2020 9:55:00 PM
beautiful inspiration poem penned; I enjoyed
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