Poet’s Corner-July 8, 2022

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Posted July 8, 2022 |

Every Friday, James Blevins, this newspaper’s in-house reporter and poet—who has seen his work previously published in “Salt Hill Journal,” “Pretty Owl Poetry,” “Stoneboat Journal,” “Mud Season Review” and “AZURE,” as well as numerous other outlets both online and in print—chooses one poem for publication.

Additionally, Blevins will share a poem of his own, just for good measure, at the end of each calendar month.

 

Answer July

By Emily Dickinson

 

Answer July—

Where is the Bee—

Where is the Blush—

Where is the Hay?

 

Ah, said July—

Where is the Seed—

Where is the Bud—

Where is the May—

Answer Thee—Me—

 

Nay—said the May—

Show me the Snow—

Show me the Bells—

Show me the Jay!

 

Quibbled the Jay—

Where be the Maize—

Where be the Haze—

Where be the Bur?

Here—said the Year—

 

Emily Dickinson was born on December 10, 1830, in Amherst, Massachusetts. While she was extremely prolific as a poet, and regularly enclosed poems in letters to friends, she was not publicly recognized during her lifetime. She died on May 15, 1886.