Weekly Interlinear Poem




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Robert Jackson

This is the poem for the week of October 13.
A new interlinear poem is available each Monday.


I dwell in possibility

-Emily Dickinson


I dwell in possibility,
possibility=the poet's imagination
A fairer house than prose,
More numerous of windows,
Superior for doors,

Of chambers as the cedars,
chambers=bedrooms
cedars=a forest of cedars

Impregnable of eye,
of eye=of prying eyes
And for an everlasting roof
The gambrels of the sky.
gambrel=a type of roof

Of visitors the fairest,
For occupation this:
The spreading wide my narrow hands
To gather Paradise.
Paradise=creations of the imagination





I dwell in possibility,
A fairer house than prose,
More numerous of windows,
Superior for doors,

Of chambers as the cedars,
Impregnable of eye,
And for an everlasting roof
The gambrels of the sky.

Of visitors the fairest,
For occupation this:
The spreading wide my narrow hands
To gather Paradise.