Saturday, July 24, 2010

Nobody















I'm nobody! Who are you?
Are you nobody, too?
Then there's a pair of us--don't tell!
They'd banish us, you know.















How dreary to be somebody!
How public, like a frog
To tell your name the livelong day
To an admiring bog!









Emily Dickinson's little poem about publishing has always made me smile. I didn't realize the full truth of the poem, though, until I spent a night in Camden, Maine, recently trying to sleep through the public declarations of a pond full of frogs!









ALL NIGHT LONG they were croaking their names to the admiring bog (in this case a lovely lily pond outside of my hotel room. Even with the windows closed, I heard them loud and clear. All night long! In the morning, I took my camera outside and captured all I could see. In the end, I was the one admiring =)

2 comments:

Sunny said...

But, I remember "know" buddies and now I'm admiring her B(L)OG.

Rondi said...

Very clever, Sunny =)