I’m a big fan of short, meaningful poems. Long poems are wonderful too, but I don’t have the patience to wade through pages of poetry. Maybe if I had more time to read without constantly getting interrupted by my kids, I may learn to enjoy the longer ones. In the meantime, my search for short poems persists.
If you’re running low on time but need a poetry boost, this short poem may help. I hope you enjoy this contemplative and thought-provoking poem. By parsing her words, she writes the essentials of what a “word” can do after it is spoken.
“A word is dead”
by Emily Dickinson
A word is dead When it is said, Some say. I say it just Begins to live That day.