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National Poetry Month (or, I Dwell in Possibility)

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Inspired by the great Bill Murray.

I dwell in Possibility
A fairer House than Prose
More numerous of Windows
Superior—for Doors

Of Chambers as the Cedars
Impregnable of Eye
And for an Everlasting Roof
The Gambrels of the Sky

Of Visitors—the fairest
For Occupation—This
The spreading wide of narrow Hands
To gather Paradise. – Emily Dickenson

I dwell in possibility too,

And I know recent years have been tough for you.

I loved you in all the movies I’ve seen,

From Meatballs to Zombieland (plus a few in between).

Still, if you’re looking for more poetry reading work

(And don’t mind if the poems still need work),

I’d be honored if you’d read some of mine.

(Email me the link and I’ll post the video online.)

If that’s something you’d be willing to do

We could even split the ad revenue.


Here’s Rachel’s 4/30/10 segment on National Poetry Month, starring Bill Murray reading “I Dwell in Possibility” (by Emily Dickinson) to some New York construction workers. (Did someone check their IDs to make sure none of them were illegal aliens?)

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