“A Hopeful Heart” by Denise Fletcher

A Tribute to Emily Dickinson

A brilliant girl
in a gorgeous gown
on her deathbed,
Singing her heart out
in ecstatic worship.
She shines like Sunshine
in the Summer time!

Copyright © 2022 Denise Fletcher

All Rights Reserved 

Denise Fletcher is a freelance writer and artist. Her byline has appeared in Florida Bards, Poetry Atlas, Drabble Quarterly, Kaleidoscope Magazine, Open Minds Quarterly and other various publications. She currently resides in the Tampa area. Follow her blog: Poet’s Notebook.

Featured Image: The image of Emily Dickinson is in the public domain and Amherst College claims no authority over its use and reproduction. Amherst College does not charge any use fees or claim any rights in this image, but they do ask that users cite Amherst College Archives & Special Collections as the home of the original.


Emily Dickinson. Daguerreotype. ca. 1847 is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Editor: Barbara Harris Leonhard

Amazon Best-Selling Author

Three-Penny Memories: A Poetic Memoir (EIF-Experiments in Fiction, 2022)

Pushcart Nominee, 2022

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  1. Ingrid dice:

    She certainly does! A fitting tribute 😊

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  2. Smitha V dice:

    A lovely tribute to one of my favorite poets.

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  3. Meelosmom dice:

    Thank you, Denise, for your lovely submission! We appreciate you and hope you submit again!

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  4. wow Denise such a great tribute and poem! 👏

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  5. Poetry Curator dice:

    Thank you all so much for the kind comments. I really appreciate you taking the time to read my poem and respond. Emily has been a huge influence on my writing!

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    1. Meelosmom dice:

      We appreciate your poem and hope to see more from you, Denise! ♥️

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