Monday, November 4, 2013

Emily’s Poetic Flare--By Carolyn Devonshire--United States

Emily’s Poetic Flare

There are few people I know
Who touch me like Emily
When I read her, my tears flow
‘Cause we were both so lonely

Only two lovers had she
Both had left her heartbroken
Would she find beau number three?
Fears in poetry spoken

She called herself “Nobody”
She had scant success in life
Surely she was somebody
Her sad words cut like a knife

Ms. Dickinson achieved fame
After death had doused her flame

A Florida writer, Carolyn enjoys writing humor but also receives inspiration from nature and people who touch her life. She has enjoyed co-writing with other poets and finds that both writers grow when they share their thoughts. She has spent most of her life as a reporter and a writer for magazines.


  1. Dear Carolyn,

    Thank you for the comments you left for other writers. Your encouragement and support mean a lot to me. Thank you, also, for sharing this wonderful tribute to a talented writer. Your words have a sad and haunting feeling, one that readers will feel as they read your poem. What a blessing to have you a part of Whispers.


  2. Hi Carolyn. It is good to see more of your work. I am certainly grateful for your contributions to Creative Inspirations. This poem expresses originality and shares a story that most can associate with. Blessings and continued success! -MJ

  3. Thank you, Jack Horne, for the following comment--

    lovely tribute to a great poet

  4. Dear Carolyn, thank you for the reminder of Emily Dickinson. Hopefully those of us who share our love of writing will be remembered as fondly as she. Your poem was much appreciated by me.
    Love, Charlene

  5. Dear Carolyn -

    One of my favorites poets is Emily - lonely like some of us poets, self-effacing, feeling less than. Forever disappointed. You bring her to life again in a dead sort of way. Such a shame to be so unhappy and never know how many she has touched. You've written a beauty here Carolyn


  6. Emily Dickinson is my favorite Poetress. Beautiful tribute to her. I think she had a sad life and her poetry keep her afloat so to speak. Nice reading this morning...

    Rhoda Galgiani

  7. Dear Carolyn,

    I had not known much of Emily Dickinson's poetry until I had read this poem that you had written. Your poem influenced me to read more of her work and found that I could relate to some of her poetry as I read them. Thank you for keeping Emily's words alive my friend.

    Love Sandra

    1. Sandra, it's a pity Emily never knew fame in her own lifetime. Her poems were discovered in her home after she died. I don't think she shared them with anyone. I'm glad you can relate to her. She has always been one of my favorite writers. If you get a chance, read her "Because I Could Not Stop for Death." It's brilliant. Thank you for your comment. Love, Carolyn

  8. This lovely tribute to Emily Dickenson captures the beautiful spirit of the poet, Carolyn! Well done as always!

  9. theres a bit of Emily's poetic viewpoint in all that I write. I often overlook this. Good reminder! thanks for share ralph.

  10. Thank you, Christine Tate, for the following comment--

    Hi Carolyn...Enjoyed your inspiring poem. Isn't it amazing that so many people receive accolades after they leave this earth? They never come to fully realize how many lives they've touched through poetry, art, music, science, etc. Nice thought provoking message here. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Yes, Christine, we need not look far to find people like Emily and Van Gogh who were obscure during their lifetimes. Thank you for your comment. Best wishes, Carolyn Devonshire

  11. Oh Carolyn, so sad to compare with this wonderful author and yet if the shoe fits... You have more blessings and have touched so many with your work and words in life through poetry and other occupations that already you must be classed successful in my own humble opinion... With regards to love well he must be out there but you got to go get him sweetie... I can feel your sadness in this piece which I'm sorry to find as you need know you support, care and mean so much for so many... Love your writing as ever and wonder how many of your poetry followers know of your wonderful novels out there... Keep smiling through. x

  12. Such a great wrote about one of my favourite poets.Wonderful tribute, well dine. best wishes. Peter Dome.