Sweet, Sweet Sherry

Sweet, Sweet Sherry

A Chapter by Emily B
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Act I of III written with Solst

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Well, there you are,
I had your letter and half-
expected you today.
Can I take your hat, Mr. Whitman?

Don't mind the dog
he's glad to see somebody new.
Would you care for some tea
after your long journey?

Oh, I am here, Miss Dickinson,
but you shall not have the hat.
I am not so clear in my mind with this thirst and tea might not register within me.
A sherry might be a fine thing to slake my tongue.

Please, come in, sit down.
You'll have the sherry.
I want so much to hear
about your words.

I am unable to speak of much but facts, Miss Dickinson, for men ought not to speculate, particularly amid the varying changes in weathers- as much a disease as it appears a medicine.
To what beauty but your own have you lent yourself recently, my dear friend?

I've watched the hills
rise out of the morning mist.
I tried to paint them with my words--
to no avail.  

 


 

 



© 2009 Emily B


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When I read your work, I'm always reminded a bit of Emily Dickinson's but never had the nerve to say so before. There's the devastating simplicity of the words balanced against the depth, and sometimes misdirection, of the message. You've caught the two poets in this chapter very well - perhaps Walt Whitman more obviously than ED - but then he was more obvious. Thank you for letting us read it.

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i love the sherry/tea ..and his speculation..the ending is very beautiful..
great work.

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I agree with Holly and this is a lovely read.

Posted 11 Years Ago


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this hit me really hard for some reason..but in a good way.

the last stanza, was especially powerful to me..it went beyond words/images and even voice in my mind..went right to the heart, the emotions and reformed itself in the mind and its accompanying senses..

and set up nicely by the preceding question..well done..concise and accessible, on a deep level that resonated w/ me quite well.

Posted 11 Years Ago


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You have made me want to become more familiar with Emily Dickinson through reading your collaborative work. Walt Whitman I know and love. I find his work dynamic and love the 'Singing of the Body Electric' something I cannot put down. His conversation with 'Emily' here shows a gentler and gentlemanly side to his person. I know and love Walt for his declamatory, vocative style when, instead of talking about, he talks to, and in no uncertain terms.
This was a most unusual treatment and dialogue which I have printed off and will probably study in some depth and write some more when I am more 'versed' in your piece. Meanwhile, Congratulations on some fine and original work.
John

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

loved it and thats all I have to say about that!

Posted 11 Years Ago


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What can I say? I tremendously enjoyed the first chapter of your book. It is, I think, your most epic thing thus far. I have many favorite poems in your work, and sections of poems, and I try tolist them, and I do want to single out some that seized hold of me and wouldn't let go for hours
"I've watched the hills
rise out of the morning mist.
I tried to paint them with my words--
to no avail. " ------this is so innocent, so altruistic.

Posted 11 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

When I read your work, I'm always reminded a bit of Emily Dickinson's but never had the nerve to say so before. There's the devastating simplicity of the words balanced against the depth, and sometimes misdirection, of the message. You've caught the two poets in this chapter very well - perhaps Walt Whitman more obviously than ED - but then he was more obvious. Thank you for letting us read it.

Posted 11 Years Ago


4 of 4 people found this review constructive.

OMG ... I am in love with this.... I host a classic poetry show ... and this just blew me away.... i love the classics... how clever !!

Posted 12 Years Ago


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great stuff. I am sure I read this several months ago... I wonder what the dog's name was!

Posted 12 Years Ago


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Very moving Poem here ih can you send some sherry over this way! lol Great write B>P>

Posted 12 Years Ago


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