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Twenty students in The Unthinkable Mind class were told they had a week to memorize Emily Dickinson’s Poem #530.
Two days later, before most of them had started working on it they were asked write down what they could remember of the poem.
QUESTION: What traces does a poem leave behind after one has read it only once or twice?Poem # 530
You cannot put a Fire out -- A Thing that can ignite Can go, itself, without a Fan -- Upon the slowest Night -- You cannot fold a Flood -- And put it in a Drawer -- Because the Winds would find it out -- And tell your Cedar Floor --
This poem is dedicated to A.A. Milne. Respectfully. Even though it may not seem like it.
When I am feeling very blue
And all the world is dark
I close my eyes and think,
“The world can suck it! I’m a shark!”
When I am feeling all alone
While sitting in the park
I think of just how great it…