"How dreary – to be – Somebody!
How public – like a Frog –
To tell one's name – the livelong June –
To an admiring Bog!”
― Emily Dickinson
It is Open Link Monday again at Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, and Kerry posted this little poem by Emily Dickinson, whose work I have always admired. I agree with Ms Dickinson in principle and in person, but I have chosen to disagree in verse, just to be perverse.
Disagreeing with Dickinson?
How lovely to be Somebody
With admirers galore
Who know one’s name one’s livelong life,
And don’t think one a bore.
Pretty flowers brought backstage
From admirers faithful
Who cheer one’s name one’s livelong life
And don’t think fame disgraceful.
Interviews on TV shows
By admirers hosted
Who drop one’s name one’s livelong life
And make sure one is toasted.
—Kay Davies, © 2012