What if Emily Dickinson had relied on a thesaurus?
What if she had established a Thesaurus Club?
Do you recognize the poem below by Dickinson
(but changed with synonyms from a thesaurus?)
"Optimism" is the item with boas –
That roosts in the heart –
And belts the air without conversation –
And at no time concludes – outright –
And candy-coated – in the Chinook – is heeded –
And bruised must be the squall –
That could disconcert the elfin Fowl
That conserved for others thermal conditions –
I’ve caught it in the most arctic plot –
And on the weirdest Deep –
Hitherto – at no time – at its most extreme Boundary,
It petitioned a smidgen – of me.