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Excerpt Tuesday – I’m Nobody – Dickinson

I'mNobodyIIII’m nobody! Who are you?

Are you nobody, too?

~ Emily Dickinson (1830 – 1886)

Ms. Kerfe Roig’s amazing collage for the WWII POW poem “Second Autumn” (you can see what I mean here) inspired me to revisit the one and only time I have incorporated fiber into an illustration. I would like to do more with fiber in terms of art – and have been lugging a large bag of yarn inherited from a great aunt around the country as a sort-of testament to my unrealized aspirations in this realm. I am hoping by reposting this I will motivate myself…we shall see!

A mere eight lines that stand in such contrast to the literary touchstone she has since become, Emily Dickinson’s “I’m Nobody! Who are you?”  has gone on to be one of her most popular poems. Read the whole poem here. Drawing (charcoal on paper), stitching, and composition by me.

Excerpt Tuesday – I’m Nobody – Dickinson

 

Nobody_DickinsonIII’m nobody! Who are you?

Are you nobody, too?

~ Emily Dickinson

(1830 – 1886)

“I’m Nobody! Who are you?” was the very first Emily Dickinson poem I can remember reading –  I was in elementary school and I found it in an old tattered paperback of Dickinson poems on a shelf at my grandmother’s house. It was first published in 1891 and has gone on to be one of her most popular and enduring poems. Read all eight lines of this short poem here. Drawing (charcoal on paper), stitching (sewing into paper is harder than I thought it would be!), and composition by me.