“Emily Dickinson” — Wendy Cope

“Emily Dickinson” by Wendy Cope:

Higgledy-piggledy
Emily Dickinson
Liked to use dashes
Instead of full stops.

Nowadays, faced with such
Idiosyncrasy,
Critics and editors
Send for the cops.

4 thoughts on ““Emily Dickinson” — Wendy Cope

  1. I love dashes – I do! – and I love ellipses too. The more the better – don’t you think? (I’m not kidding – really!)

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