Line 15

After the ordered meter and the rhyme,

feeling Italian or English in our form,

after we make the turn and seemingly end

heroically, after the fourteenth line, we wear

the crown and all hell breaks loose.





Gorgeous Nothings

Poems on used envelopes. New England frugality.

Never meant for someone. Meant for everyone.

Answering mail with verse. And remaining silent.

Crossings-out, dashes, spaces, columns and overlapping planes.

One poem for each of fifty-two weeks.




These books present the later writings of Emily Dickinson – the 52 envelope poems.

transcription of the envelope poem at the top of this page