10:43 am
Thu May 19, 2005

Poet Eamon Grennan talks about Emily Dickinson

As part of a national poetry project called Branching Out, Irish poet Eamon Grennan visits Kansas City this Saturday to talk about the work of Emily Dickinson. Here, Grennan reads and discusses Dickinson's poem At Half past Three, a single Bird.

At Half past Three, a single Bird

by Emily Dickinson

At Half past Three, a single Bird

Unto a silent Sky

Propounded but a single term

Of cautious melody.

At Half past Four, Experiment

Had subjugated test

And lo, Her silver Principle

Supplanted all the rest.

At Half past Seven, Element

Nor Implement, be seen --

And Place was where the Presence was

Circumference between.