Saturday, April 30, 2011

About to Change

I who so love scarlet
Wear a gown of black.
Quaintly fitted tunic
Buttoned up the back.

Unknown. (At least by me.  I could have sworn this was by Emily Dickinson. Then thought it might be Christina Rossetti.  Fell back to Edna St. Vincent Millay. Nope, nope and nope. I can't find the reference anywhere.)

Happy last day of National Poetry Month.

5 comments:

Diane H said...

Well, well, well. Enter the verses in Google and WoolGathering comes up #1 and #2. I think you wrote the poem.

Julie McC. said...

If only I were that creative.

PghCathy said...

Diane...I did the same thing & got the same results. I think Julie did write it & is keeping it a secret.

Julie McC. said...

Thank you, but you guys are giving me way too much credit. It's only there in Google because no one else has quoted it - which is the point I was trying to make when I said I couldn't find who wrote it.

PghCathy said...

I'm beginning to think your poem is not the first stanza of a poem, and that's why we can't find it. I've checked in Granger's Guide to Poetry (it lists by title, author & 1st line) & this isn't there. MJ, the reference librarian is going to do some more research. Maybe she'll have more luck.

On another note, I have a ScWiNoNa for Red Scarf Project blocking. I'm pretty sure I got the pattern from your blog. It was an easy, little-to-think-about pattern. I'll use it again.