Emily Dickinson Mad Lib

April is National Poetry Month in the United States — and to celebrate, I’m offering an exercise that can be as silly or as profound as you want.

Fill the blanks in this Emily Dickinson poem. Try to use vivid, unusual, absurd or unexpected language, and see what you come up with! Then share your poems in the comments section.

There is no ________ like a book
To take ________ away,
Nor any ________ like a page
Of ________ poetry.
This ________ may the ________ take
Without ________;
How frugal is the ________
That ________s a human ________!

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3 Responses to “Emily Dickinson Mad Lib”


  1. 1 IsobelandCat April 18, 2011 at 5:56 am

    I don’t know this poem Sandy and haven’t checked it out (yet) so here is my first attempt.

    http://wp.me/pMKim-vS

  2. 2 Pseu April 18, 2011 at 7:52 am

    There is no other medicine like a book
    To take distress away,
    Nor any tonic- like a page
    Of soothing poetry.
    This prescription may the reader take
    Without a single fear;
    How low- is the cost
    That calms a human soul!

  3. 3 stranglingmymuse April 18, 2011 at 10:35 am

    Thanks for sharing your poems, Isobel and Pseu. Very lovely, both of them!

    ~Sandy


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